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UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste has shut down Khabib Nurmagomedov in response to his controversial ring girl comments.
Nurmagomedov took aim at the use of ring girls in MMA, ruthlessly calling them 'the most useless people' in the sport.
"Look, I don't want to offend anyone, ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts," he exclaimed.
"What is their purpose? I have a question. You can show that it is the second round on the screen. I realise that is a history. History knows many mistakes.
"We read history to avoid mistakes of the past in the future. If we look in the history, it says they are useless. That is my personal opinion."
Arianny's fellow Octagon girl Brittney Palmer hit back, quote-tweeting Conor McGregor's post aimed at the former UFC lightweight champion.
Hahahah sorry not sorry! :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: https://t.co/9m3ND2alJg
- Brittney Palmer (@BrittneyPalmer) August 31, 2021
Well, OG Octagon girl Arianny has now weighed in - and she's pulled no punches, releasing a powerful statement on social media.
"I've work over 15 years in this industry and learned it's easier just to simply NOT CARE," she wrote on Instagram, accompanied with a video.
"For 15 years we have been more than just ring girls - we have dedicated time in promoting UFC and showing love and time to our die hard fans through touring the world and personal appearances.
"And while the world is very different right now, I can still feel that energy and love every time we have a show with an audience.
"It's taken me 15 years of hard work, dedication, and time to be:
"A bad ass independently wealthy female.
"A real estate investor and owner of not just 1 but 3 homes/properties one located in LA -which is expensive AF.
"And a female who is not afraid to take risks and build for my future.
"You can call us useless, but to people like me who have worked this hard, it slips right off my shoulders.
"My life is too good to be unhappy. You don't have to like me, but you will respect me. Last but not least, please tell me why reporters and have nothing better to talk about than the ring girls? There has to be way better things to ask about!!
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