Remember that time Cain Velasquez did that photoshoot and he was all gussied up like he was going to appear in GQ Magazine or Esquire? Remember when Jose Aldo did that one photospread like he was going to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue? No? Of course you don’t, because IT NEVER HAPPENED.

Welcome to the modern era of MMA, where female fighters are now prominent and – as a result – their looks are exploited to the fullest. Mind you, I’m not complaining. I don’t mind seeing strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk tarted up thanks to some Reebok glam session. I’m just pointing out the obvious: Once upon a time, Carmen Electra used to pose with UFC stars to give the sport some broader (sex) appeal; now our own champs can get the job done themselves.