As a member of family newbie in the fight promotion business, former lightweight champion Khabib Numagomedov says hes ready to study from his former boss, Dana White. HOWEVER THE Eagle isnt entirely ready to follow in the footsteps of the UFC president for absolutely everything.
In a recently available interview, Khabib revealed hed made a decision to ban bookmakers and gambling sponsors from his promotion company Eagle FC and he explained his reason behind doing this.
We’ve a lot of sponsors that people use and placed on events. We dont need bookmakers. I really believe that gambling is more threatening than alcohol. I believe its worse to market bookmakers than alcohol, Nurmgaomedov said in Russian.
Bookmakers ruin entire families. You understand that yourselves. Just how many young guys continue their sites, stick to them and be addicted? Whole families get ruined due to it.
You understand well how strong of an addiction gambling is. Its exactly like a drug addiction. Itd function as same as easily were to market drugs here. Gambling and drug addiction are on a single level for me personally.
The 33-year-old longtime AKA talent knows the potential ad revenue hes losing minus the presence of bookmakers, but he chooses to adhere to his guns.
They pay a lot of money. You can find promotions that take their money, the bookmaker becomes their main sponsor plus they dont need anymore.
Weren’t relocating that direction, he said. We focus on the sort of product we share with our audience. The one thing we promote is sport. I dont want individuals that watch us and see alcohol or bookmaker ads. Its essential if you ask me.
I dont want visitors to locate a bookmaker from watching Eagle FC then continue their site and develop an addiction. Thats essential.
Khabib also criticized the current presence of ring girls, saying they’re the most useless people in fighting techinques. Its another position hes held fast on for quite some time now.
Eagle FCs latest show occurred on August 21st in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. There Diyar Nurgozhay captured the promotions light heavyweight title with a choice make an impression on Konstantin Andreitsev in the primary event. Imam-Shapi Mukhtarov defeated Azamat Dzhigkaev in the co-main to seize the promotions interim welterweight belt. No word yet on once the promotion will hold their next event.