Grant Waterman is a referee and former MMA fighter. He decided to demonstrate a kick during a training session in Bangkok, Thailand, but failed miserably.
Former UFC referee and ring announcer, Grant Waterman, has branded celebrities “disrespectful” after the recent trend of their participation in boxing and MMA.
The 53-year-old believes it is “diluting and detrimental” to the sports’ amateur fighters who’s end goal is to compete in world title fights.
“Fighters have trained for years and years, have come up through the amateur ranks, turned pro, and worked their way up the ladder to fight for a world title.”
“And then you get two celebrities out of some reality show and they’re headlining the main event on a pay-per-view and getting paid more than seasoned fighters.”
The comments come off the back of last month’s boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul, who debuted in the professional game.