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Hot Potato: 16 Photos of Arius/Gallus FC Ring Girl Jess Mao

Big ups to our buddies over at Questionable Stoppage for turning us on (no pun intended) to Jess Mao, a 28 year-old model/ring girl for several Bay area promotions including Arius and Gallus FC. Mao recently sat down for an exclusive interview and photoshoot with QS, where she briefly touched upon her hectic childhood, her current training regimen at American Kickboxing Academy, and what led her to get involved in MMA in the first place.

Check out Jess’ interview/pictorial over at Questionable Stoppage, then head after the jump to check out our favorite photos of Mrs. Mao in various stages of undress. And while you’re at it, give her a follow on Instagram.


Hot Potato: Meet Summer Daniels, Bellator’s New Ring Girl ‘Direction’ [15 Photos]

Last month, we shed a tear at the news that Bellator had cut ties with beloved ring girl Jade Bryce, who explained that the promotion has “chosen to go in a different direction for the new year.” Well, today we learned what that “direction” was. Bellator has announced that model/singer Summer Daniels has been hired as the new ring girl for Bellator, and she’ll be making her debut this Friday at Bellator 132: Pitbull vs. Straus in Temecula, CA.

Summer’s biggest claim to fame is that she’s the only woman to appear on the cover of Hustler without getting nude inside the magazine, which is a pretty impressive achievement, I guess. The Malibu-based model also has a lot of experience doing live promo and ring girl work, including gigs as a Monster Girl (with longtime Bellator babe Mercedes Terrell) and as a Corona Girl.

Check out 15 of our favorite Summer Daniels photos in the gallery after the jump, and follow her on Instagram and Twitter for lots more.


A Loving Photo/Video Tribute to Jade Bryce, Former (!?) Bellator Ring Girl

(MMA Impressions With Jade Bryce, Part 2: The Thrill of Victory” — The greatest original video we’ve ever published.)

By now, you’ve probably heard the news: Longtime Bellator ring girl Jade Bryce has been released from the promotion. “Super sad to announce that I am no longer with Bellator,” Jade wrote on Instagram over the weekend. “They have chosen to go in a different direction for the new year. I worked exactly 99 fights for them over the past 4 years, & it truly was the best 4 years of my life.”

If Bellator’s “new direction” involves getting rid of all of its ring girls — even the other one that you never really hear about — because the use of ring girls in combat sports is a sexist tradition or whatever, we will grudgingly accept that. (Also, if Bellator is cutting Jade to make room for a ring boy, we will also accept that, because CagePotato has always supported equality and absurdity.)

Any other explanation makes no sense. Jade Bryce is a more beloved and respectable figure than 90% of Bellator’s actual fighter-roster. So yeah, we’re a little bitter today, because we love Jade; she’s beautiful, kind-hearted, and any MMA ring girl who doesn’t recoil in horror around us is aces in our book.

To help you process your own grief about Jade’s firing, we’ve collected her all-time greatest videos, photos, and assorted miscellany that we’ve ever posted on this site. Enjoy these two jam-packed pages of Classic Jade, click all the images for larger versions, and show her some love on Twitter @thejadebryce. We’ll let you know where she ends up.

(From: “Order Jade Bryce’s 2015 Calendar, And Support a Great Cause)


Hot Potato: 17 Photos of Smokin’ Cage Wars Ring Girl Chelsie Aryn

Just in time for the holidays, Babes of MMA has once again come through with the gift that keeps on giving, that of T-n’-A. Chelsie Aryn is a 22-year-old model and ring girl for Cage Wars, an amatuer MMA promotion out of…Albany, NY?! By gawd, that’s less than an hour’s drive from my hometown!

Check out 17 of our favorite photos of Ms. Aryn in the gallery after the jump, and make sure to follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or all three!


Hot Potato: 17 Photos of Total Full Contact Ring Girl Kayla Lou

Kayla Lou is a 23 year-old British beauty who has been carrying the cards at muay Thai, K1 kickboxing, and boxing events over at Total Full Contact for a few years now (one can only imagine how many times the name of that promotion has been used as a pun to hit on her). A model since 2009, Kayla has scored promotional gigs for WWE America, Sunday Sports and Monster Energy, and is also a Playboy Miss Social contestant. When she’s not strutting her stuff in the octagon, this mother of one has actually been setting up a promotion called G-Man Promotions, which will hold its first MMA and K1 Kickboxing mixed event in March.

Check out our favorite photos of Ms. Lou in the gallery after the jump, and make sure to follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Props to Babes of MMA for the tip. 


Hot Potato: 19 Photos of Katia Kubacki, Inked-Up Cage Conquest Ring Girl

(Props: BabesofMMA)

Just when you think that tattoos in MMA are a lost cause, along comes a ring girl like Katia Kubacki. A 23 year-old model and ring girl for such promotions as Cage Conquest, JNI Promotions, and Taipan Muay Thai Gym Fight Night, Katia has actually taken up MMA training in various gyms around her native Sydney and plans on making her amateur debut next year.

She also a lot of really, really great tattoos, if you’re into that sort of thing. You can check out the evolution of Katia’s ink, along with a bunch of our favorite photos of her in the gallery after the jump. If you like what you see, make sure to give Katia a follow on Instagram or Facebook.


Hot Potato: 25 Photos of Rayssa Fernandes, XFC X-Girl

While putting together our gallery on XFC X-Girl Alessandra Batista a couple weeks ago, we discovered another Hot Potato-worthy Brazilian beauty named Rayssa Fernandes, who also holds round cards for XFC. Based in Sao Paulo, Rayssa is a law student and animal lover, and is dating MMA fighter Bruno Scornavacca, a 2-0 welterweight from the Chute Boxe camp.

Check out 25 of our favorite Rayssa Fernandes photos in the gallery after the jump — along with a rather amazing video of Rayssa and her co-workers in action — and follow her life on Instagram and Facebook.


Hot Potato: 22 More Photos of British Model Natalie Lawrence

Props to BabesofMMA for passing along some wonderful new Natalie Lawrence photos…none of which we can feature on the homepage because they’re all kind of NSFW. But if you’re interested, scroll through the gallery after the jump to see a few sexy black-and-white shots of the stunning Cage Warriors ring girl British model* with little to no clothing, along with some recent highlights from her Instagram account. Follow Natalie on twitter for even more.

* Brooke Lynette informs us that Natalie actually hasn’t ring-girled in a year. Damn…whatever happened to our journalistic standards? [Ed. note: LOL.] Enjoy the pics anyway, I guess?

Previously: Hot Potato: 15 Photos of Cage Warriors Ring Girl Natalie Lawrence


Hot Potato: 27 More Photos (And Then Some!) of GLORY Girl Alyssa Arce

In honor of GLORY 18: Return to Glory* airing this Friday night, November 7th on Spike TV (9/8c), we’ve decided to throw together another photo gallery on our favorite GLORY Girl, the super-humanly sexy Alyssa Arce. If you’re not already familiar with the July 2013 Playboy playmate of the month and yacht aficionado, check out 27 more of our favorite Alyssa Arce photos in the gallery above — including some NSFW shots on page 2, of course. Follow Alyssa on Instagram on twitter for lots more.

* GLORY 18 features lightweight champion Davit Kiria defending his belt against Robin van Roosmalen, a middleweight feature between American Wayne Barrett and Dutchman Jason Wilnis, plus a four-man light-heavyweight contender tournament. Should be a good one.

- Hot Potato: 15 Photos (And Then Some) of GLORY Ring Girl Alyssa Arce
Bonus Gallery: The 12 Sexiest Alyssa Arce GIFs We Could Find on the Internet


Bonus Gallery: The 12 Sexiest Alyssa Arce GIFs We Could Find on the Internet

(Full gallery is after the jump.)

Because we love you, here are some sexy GIFs of Alyssa Arce, our favorite GLORY Girl. Watch Alyssa in action this Friday night at GLORY 18: Return to Glory, November 7th at 9/8c on Spike TV.

- Hot Potato: 15 Photos (And Then Some) of GLORY Ring Girl Alyssa Arce

- Hot Potato: 27 More Photos (And Then Some!) of GLORY Girl Alyssa Arce