M-1Global Ring Girl
© Marc Wickert
August 20, 2011
Special thanks to Eric Nicholl
Visitors to M-1 Global’s official site at www.m-1global.com would be well aware of the beautiful ladies gracing the M-1 GIRLS section.
On August 19, 2010, Nika delighted fans watching the M-1Selection: Battle on Neva River IV when she made her debut and strutted her stuff before the enthusiastic crowd of MMA fans at the Mytninskaya embankment alongside sailing vessel The Flying Dutchman.
Headlining the M-1Selection: Battle on Neva River IV card was the showdown between Magomedrasul Hasbulaev and Kirill Krikunov for M-1 Selection 2010 Eastern Europe Light Heavyweight Championship. But sharing the MMA ring with such dangerous characters doesn’t faze Nika, who told M-1the secret is to “just avoid the flying fists.”
Today Knucklepit was pleased to catch up with Nika to discover more about her background with M-1Global.
Nika, where were your born?
I was born in St. Petersburg, Russia.
What city or town do you live in now?
What did you do before becoming an M-1 Girl?
I was and still am a go-go dancer.
Were you nervous at your first M-1 show? How did you feel?
I wasn't nervous as I'm used to working in front of the crowd.
What is it like being a model for Europe’s leading MMA promotion?
It's really nice to work with M-1; I like being a part of it.
What other work do you do besides that with M-1 Global?
I am studying in college and I'm a go-go dancer.
Dancing, dancing, dancing… And I like arts and painting.
Was River Neva the setting for your photos at www.m-1global.com?
I like having fun and I like eating creamy chocolate out of the jar with a spoon.
What sort of response do you get from the crowds?
The crowd always cheers for me, it’s nice.
Your most amusing or interesting experience while working for M-1?
It happened in April, I yelled at one of the coordinators as they were trying to help us put the oil on and were shooting us while we were changing and getting ready, so I just sent them out of the room and locked the door.
Is it nice being recognized by fans as being part of the M-1 show now?
Fortunately they don't recognize me! (Smiling). But yes, it is nice being a part of M-1.
Do you have other ambitions?
I want to graduate from college and start a family, I think in four years.
For more of Nika: www.m-1global.com.