Diego Sanchez is all set to make his Eagle FC debut soon as he will be locking horns with Kevin Lee at Eagle FC 46. Ahead of his promotional debut, the former UFC star recently sat down with an interview with Amy Kaplan of FanSided MMA where he revealed his take on ring girls.
Earlier, Khabib had noted that ring girls are unnecessary in MMA.
“Ring girls are the most unnecessary people in martial arts. What is their function? I have a question. You can show that it is the second round on the screen,” Khabib said during one of his media interactions.
The comment received backlash from the MMA community but apparently, Diego Sanchez has the same thought process as the former UFC Champion.
"He doesn't want ring girls in there, there's no ring girls, you know what I mean? And no disrespect to the ring girls, you know, like that's Vegas and that's selling s*x. He's aware of that and he's like that's not what I want to do in Eagle FC. You know, Khabib [Nurmagomedov] has been real big on his faith. You know, he has a mountain of faith, in god, and that's the man I am too. Even though our belief systems maybe a little different, we both believe in a God and so to be able to come into Eagle FC, get my opportunity to fly like an eagle and spread my message. My message is a God message,” Sanchez said (h/t Sportskeeda).
Eagle FC does not have ring girls for their show and is yet to host a women’s bout on the card as well.
As for Sanchez, he goes into his Eagle FC debut with a record of 30-13 to his name and has won three out of his last five fights.
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