Monster Energy Drink wins Energy Drink Of The Month awards

Monster Energy Drink wins Energy Drink Of The Month awards

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Ring girls could be banned for monster UFC 243 card in Melbourne - 10th September 2019

Melbourne is gearing up for a blockbuster UFC card in October, but several politicians have called for the ring girls to be banned.


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UFC ring girls might not be seen in Melbourne. Source: Instagram


by Gary Stonehouse

The much-loved Octagon Girls could be banned from a UFC event in Australia next month after a politician claimed the tradition was “outdated”.

Similar to boxing, mixed martial arts deploys scantily-clad females to parade around the cage prior to each round at their events.

That has led to the likes of Chrissy Blair, Brittney Palmer, Arianny Celeste and Jhenny Andrade all becoming huge favourites with fight fans across the globe.

However, ahead of UFC 243 at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on October 6, Dana White’s promotion is facing calls for the “sexist and backward” custom to be axed.

And Lord Mayor of Melbourne Sally Capp is leading the charge.

“It’s 2019, do we really still need scantily clad women to wander around the middle of a fighting ring between rounds?” she told the Herald Sun.

“Grid girls are no longer part of Formula One, walk-on girls are no longer part of professional darts — surely it’s time to move on.”

Grid girls were banned from last year’s F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne with walk-on girls later being axed from the darts world championships.

Now Capp is receiving plenty of support in her quest to put the Octagon girls out of work.

“The Grand Prix did the right thing in ending the use of grid girls and we encourage other events to make similar moves,” a spokesperson for Victorian premier Daniel Andrews said.

The attempted stand against UFC comes after ring girls were barred for a bumper boxing event last weekend.

Former world champ Jeff Horn was knocked out by Michael Zerafa at the Battle of Bendigo.

But pre-event, promoters decided to replace the females with a man to perform the pre-round duties following fierce criticism from councillors and women’s advocacy groups.

Trio Tammy Bills, Demey Maconachie and Kalista Thomas were all axed in favour of “fight progress managers” — a man in trousers and a shirt.

Local councillor Yvonne Wrigglesworth had argued beforehand “stereotypes of this nature was not respectful of women”.

“Being respectful of women is key to eliminating other forms of violence, especially violence towards women and children,” fellow politician Jennifer Alden blasted.

Ring girls get to travel the world with UFC and reportedly earn around $A36,000-a-year for their part-time work with the promotion, with many going on to secure modelling contracts and other TV work.

Australia’s first UFC titleholder, middleweight Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker, defends his 185-pound belt against interim titleholder, Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya, in a five-round championship bout next month at Marvel Stadium.