Nope, you did not read the headline wrong. UFC fighter Elias Theodorou today announced on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani that he will work as a ring card boy at Invicta FC 28, March 24.
“Mixed martial arts has been at the forefront of equality in many different ways,” Theodorou told Ariel Helwani. “You can see in regards to women being on top of pay-per-views and selling millions and also now myself included as the first ring boy.”
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“I’ve talked to (Invicta FC president) Shannon (Knapp) and I will be allowed to put all my sponsors on my shorts and beyond that all the local sponsors that I have like Fuel Foods, and HPN, which I’m going to be doing a campaign for, essentially show and performance, because I’m hoping to fight in April in Atlantic City if all goes well,” Theodorou said. “I’m going to be ring boy ready and then fight ready in just a couple of months.
“And more importantly, I have really large brands that are going to be jumping in. I’m the world ambassador for Mattel and I work with them promoting Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots and they also love the whole idea of the equality and the openness to actually put yourself in this position. And I’m actually going to be partnering, if all goes well, with Barbie for ring boy and I will be ‘Man-Bun Ken’.”