The UFC’s most popular Octagon girl, Celeste was arrested in May 2012 after an argument with a boyfriend turned physical. She was held on $3,000 bond and eventually released with details later revealing she allegedly kicked her man in the grill! Though the incident reflected poorly on the organization, UFC President Dana White stood by the veteran vixen and made it clear her job was never in jeopardy. Octagon girls Rachelle Leah, Arianny Celeste, and Brittney Palmer removed any mystery lingering in the minds of interested fans after shedding their patented spandex shorts for full features in Playboy. The editions were some of the magazine’s best sellers in recent years and understandably so given how gorgeous the spreads came out. Fans no doubt remember the French-Canadian bombshell’s time as an Octagon girl. Too bad the busty Labelle’s lack of professionalism cost fans the opportunity to ogle her further. While she disputed the report, Labelle was allegedly let go by the UFC after partying late the night before an event and being too “sick” to make it work. It’s been a while since the UFC boasted a blonde as scorching as Sonoma. Sadly, her stint was far too short lived in the minds of many. Instead of being fired or simply let go, Sonoma decided to pursue her dream of acting. Apparently she’s still waiting for her big break six years later. Thinly disguised as a tutorial on BJJ, Bellator’s decision to have ring girls Mercedes Terrell and Jade Bryce grapple while scantily clad has rubbed some fans the wrong way. Of course, others don’t mind the rub the segment produces at all. Regardless, it looks like Bellator has scaled back on things, deciding to focus more on actual grappling than suggestive scuffling. Zuffa may have a policy about fraternizing with fellow employees but that’s not necessarily the case when it comes to fighters and ring girls. Given the close proximity and energy of MMA, it’s no surprise either. A few famous past instances include Brittney Palmer-Donald Cerrone and Ali Sonoma-Diego Sanchez. Before she came to fame as an Octagon girl, Powell posed for Penthouse meaning the pics were FAR from tame. The images are ultimately believed to have influenced the organization’s decision to part ways with Powell. Little has been heard from her since on the mainstream front. Labelle looks good in spandex but even better in less. The beautiful brunette has a small film career, albeit not necessarily the traditional kind. Though the 31-year old has a few Hollywood credits, she’s much more known for her work in the soft-core adult genre. Celeste was extremely upset when images of her shoot for Playboy hit the internet before the magazine hit news stands. She even went so far as to go online and lambast fans who downloaded the images. Once again, the internet proved to be a force at leaking information. Welcome to the digital age!
They may be beautiful, but even the lovely ladies gracing the Octagon apron on any given weekend have been known to stir up trouble in the past. In some cases, the circumstances have simply been questionable. In others, a short stint behind bars was necessary. And, fortunately, a few eye-popping incidents have even been cause for celebration based on the tantalizing results.
Take a walk down memory lane as we look at some career highlights (or low-lights) from the careers of
Arianny Celeste, Brittney Palmer, Rachelle Leah, and more…