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‘Skate Island would be amazing': Figure skating star Tuktamysheva says her sport should follow UFC's Abu Dhabi concept

Posted On: Aug 13, 2020   |   Posted By: RT

‘Skate Island would be amazing': Figure skating star Tuktamysheva says her sport should follow UFC's Abu Dhabi concept

Russian figure skating star Elizaveta Tuktamysheva says she would back the idea of a UFC-style ‘Skate Island' to bring together top-class talent on one island where they could compete during uncertain times.
In an interview with RT Sport, the former world and European figure skating champion talked about the upcoming season, her bombshell ‘striptease' routine and the possibility of posing for men's magazines, should the chance arise.
Since 2018 Tuktamysheva has been one of the most discussed female figure skaters after demonstrating her exhibition routine to Britney Spears' hit ‘Toxic' during which she took off her jacket to reveal a black bra underneath. The program made a splash in the figure skating community, triggering the so-called ‘stripping trend' with many skaters attempting to mimic Tuktamysheva's moves.
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva © Global Look Press / Naoki Nishimura
Talking about the criticism she faced from people who found the routine inappropriate, Tuktamysheva said she was ready for the backlash,...

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