Could it be the end of an era? Arianny Celeste has one of the longest tenures of any octagon girl in the UFC. That fact will likely not be a factor in saving Celeste her employment, as she was arrested for domestic violence early this morning and booked in Clark County, Nevada (7:30 p.m. PT). The popular playmate will likely not be making an appearance at tonight’s UFC 146 event. While all the details of the arrest are not readily available, the term domestic violence in its simplest terms is an act of abusive behaviors by one partner against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation.
As the law provides the ability to be innocent until proven guilty, the report alone is enough to end the career of 26-year-old Celeste. Just ask former Strikeforce heavyweight, Brett Rogers what happens when you are arrested for domestic violence while under Zuffa employment. Luckily, the UFC recently reacquired Brittany Palmer to the card carrying duties to play back-up in Celeste’s absence. Either way, the UFC will have now problem finding a fresh attractive woman to carry cards for them if need be. Only time will tell what will happen, but hopefully she will be able to get through whatever internal issues she is going through. Here is the custody status from the Nevada detention center. Celeste has since been reported as released on bail.
Update: There’s hope of Celeste keeping her job after all. Here is what UFC president Dana White had to say on Celeste’s arrest:
“Arianny is our baby. She has been with us for over five years. She is a good girl and an amazing ambassador for the UFC. I don’t know all the details of what happened but we have her back and support her 100 percent,” White told Yahoo! Sports.