Ring girl hits back at Khabib Comments Calling them ‘useless’

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Last week in a UFC press conference Khabib Nurmagomedov is quoted as saying “Look, I don’t want to offend anyone, ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts. What is their purpose?”

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Sara Beverly Jones, who is known for working at Anthony Joshua fights, told Daily Star Sport her thoughts on The Eagle’s comments;

“We’re all excited to see Ebanie Bridges fight again on this card, as a former ring girl turned boxer, we love to support her.

“It also shows the opportunities that can arise from being a ring girl, the opportunities created and the different paths taken. I know this has happened in MMA too, former ring card girls turned to training to fight.”

“Which seems absurd to me as the girls only ever enter a cage or ring during the interval, so they’re not distracting from any fighting taking place.

“It’s a great job and a great side earner for lots of women who enjoy doing it. I know many ring girls feel very fortunate for the opportunity to work huge fighting events, such as the Joshua vs Usyk fight coming up.”

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