Elias "The Spartan" Theodorou is dead serious about wanting to become the UFC's first ring card gentleman.
In a series of mysterious tweets, the 29-year-old Canadian middleweight star explained that he's not joking about transitioning into ring card work -- a field in the MMA space that has historically belonged exclusively to women. On Feb. 2, Theodorou (14-2) tagged Joe Rogan in a tweet that revealed his desire to follow in Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer's footsteps.
The post included a series of photos of "The Spartan" holding up a ring card, from what was apparently his ring card boy debut a few weekends ago in a regional promotion in Canada. The photos appear to be from a Quebec amateur MMA championship under the Montreal Fight League banner.
Theodorou (14-2) is seen in the pics grinning from ear to ear, so he clearly had a great time during the event. And ever since his ring card boy debut went down, he has been tweeting regularly about the possibility of working more events -- in even more revealing attire. In the Canadian's inaugural ring card boy appearance, he sported traditional MMA fighter gear.
For his next appearance, he plans to wear something a bit more scandalous. Will Theodorou make history by becoming the UFC's first ring card boy? Time will tell the answer to that question. After over two decades without a single male on the outskirts of the world-famous Octagon, one would have to think the time has come for change.
Theodorou has a good relationship with the UFC Fight Pass-branded Invicta Fighting Championships, so perhaps he'll receive an opportunity there to refine his skills. A strong performance with Invicta FC could possibly result in an Octagon opportunity. Theodorou told an AXS contributor via Twitter that he has a multi-fight ring card boy deal "in the works." He did not reveal which promotion is working on signing him.
Hey @JoeRoganYouTube I couldn't agree more about it being time for a "Ring Boy". In fact, here are pics from my debut last Saturday! Looking to make my way to the big leagues, @InvictaFights , soon! (Video and my YouTube channel: #TheManeEvent™ to follow too!) pic.twitter.com/tqdY5x2oxE— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) February 2, 2018