MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

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Hot Fighter Alert: NFL Cheerleader Turned MMA Prospect Rachel Wray


(Image via Rachel’s Facebook page. Click for full-size version.)

Rachel Wray‘s unlikely transition from NFL eye-candy to aspiring cage-fighter started with a fateful trip to a boxing gym. As she explained to KCMMA:

I have been a cheerleader or dancer my whole life and I moved [to Kansas City] from Arkansas to cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs. I started working out at Title Boxing Club with some of the girls for an alternative workout. I really enjoyed it and started taking private lessons after a little while. One day, I came in and they wanted me to spar. I was nervous about someone actually punching me in the face, but I did it.

I was absolutely horrible. This drove me to want it even more. I knew I had to make a choice between fighting and cheerleading. I chose fighting. I trained harder and took more private lessons. In the same shopping center was [Jason High and LC Davis's gym] HDMMA and I wandered in there to see what was going on. Everyone was so nice and just not what I expected from a MMA gym. So, I started training there too. One thing led to another, and now I feel comfortable enough to compete in the cage…I hope to fight 4-5 times over the next year.”

Though Rachel’s last scheduled match didn’t take place due to her opponent not showing up — gotta love regional MMA! — she won her amateur debut by second-round TKO. (You can watch it here and here.) Rachel’s next fight is slated for January 25th at Harrah’s Casino in Kansas City, against an opponent to be named later.

Get to know Rachel better by checking out her photo gallery after the jump, as well as our short-’n'-sweet interview with the lady herself…

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Jade Bryce’s New Playboy Pictorial: An Exclusive Sneak Peek [NSFW]


(BLACK BARS! THE CURSE OF ALL HUMANITY!)

There are lots of reasons to love Bellator ring girl Jade Bryce. As we learned recently, she’s a passionate and knowledgable person, with genuine concern for those who are less fortunate. And the fact that she’s gorgeous from every angle and doesn’t mind shedding her clothes for our entertainment? Well, that doesn’t hurt either.

Ms. Bryce has a brand-new nude pictorial on Playboy.com, and though you have to be a Playboy Plus member to see the whole thing, Jade was cool enough to send us a few samples last night so that the Potato Nation could take a look before anyone else. Yes, these photos are quite NSFW, so for your safety, we’ve hid them behind the “next page” link after the jump.

Head to Playboy.com to see the rest of Jade Bryce’s latest Playboy spread, and write her a thank-you note on twitter @TheJadeBryce.

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Get To Know Bellator Beauty Jade Bryce A Little Bit Better In Our Exclusive Interview


(That makes two of us who went commando today. Pic Props: Playboy)

By Jason Moles

After the post-fight press conference for Bellator 82, I was lucky enough to catch up with one of our all-time favorite MMA ring girls, Jade Bryce. When you’ve been around the business for any significant amount of time, you are rarely blown away during an interview — especially when you’re talking with the hired eye candy. Wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly what happened Saturday night.

Ms. Bryce is one of the most knowledgeable and genuinely caring people in the MMA industry. During our conversation, we touched on topics ranging from her favorite fighters to her weakness for chocolate chip cookies. But it’s only when we broached the subject of what she wants for Christmas that her passion was truly enkindled. Check out the highlights of our little one-on-one below.

CagePotato: Hi, Jade, thanks for making time to speak with us. We have a few quick questions for you, which should help our readers get to know you a bit better. For starters, who is your favorite fighter?

Jade Bryce: Since I began with Bellator, I’ve always really loved Michael Chandler and the “Pitbull” brothers a lot, as well as Alexander Shlemenko. I also really like Douglas Lima and Ben Saunders, but yeah, my favorites have always been Shlemenko, “Pitbull” brothers, and Chandler. Oh! [Pat] Curran too. Which is weird because him and [Patricio] “Pitbull” are going to fight soon, so it’ll be a hard fight for me.

CP: For sure. Watching two of your favorite fighters punch each other in the face must be like torture to you. What about Ben Askren, do you think he’s going to defend his title successfully against Karl Amoussou?

JB: No.

CP: Wait, what?! You’re kidding, right? You might be the only person not from France to say that.

JB: I know, but I’m always the one to say, “I told you so.” Everyone else thought Eddie Alvarez was going to win against Chandler, but I had been saying for a year that Chandler was going to win. And no one believed me when it came to “Pitbull” or Chandler, and he has the belt now. I think Amoussou is going to do really well [in his fight against Askren.]

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Hot Potato: 26 Photos of CFA Super-Babe Nicole Mejia

You already know that the Florida-based Championship Fighting Alliance has the hottest roster of ring girls out of any regional MMA promotion. So why don’t we get to know one of these ladies a little better today? Nicole Mejia is a model/actress based in Fort Lauderdale, who is also a full-time nursing student when she’s not holding round cards for CFA and traveling around the world for modeling gigs. She’s of Columbian and Italian descent, has been modeling for about two years, and enjoys working out and dancing.

Check out a glorious hand-picked selection of Nicole Mejia photos in our gallery after the jump, and get to know her even better on her Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Hot Potato: 13 Photos of Maxim Hometown Hottie Caitlin O’Connor

Look, we here at CagePotato can’t exactly claim to be the most up-to-date, unbiased, or even grammatically correct MMA website out there. Not that we’d want to, because that shit is for nerds anyway *high fives other members of the cool kid’s table*. But if there’s one thing we are good at, it’s bringing you, our readers, the latest in hot chicks and ring girl-related goodness, be it photos, videos, or arrest reports. We even have a little tab devoted to our shameless gawking of these hotties located at the top of the page. Go ahead. Click it. You know you want to.

But every so often, Arianny takes a week off from working the graveyard shift, or Brittney strips down and locks herself in her room until she finishes her latest tribute to Jimi Hendrix, leaving us with little “hot chick tenuously connected to MMA” content to bring you. Thankfully, there are women like Caitlin O’Connor who actually reach out to us for the chance to be featured on our Paddy’s Pub Billboard of sorts. And while Caitlin’s only involvement in the sport of MMA may be the pair of 4 ounce gloves she strapped on for a recent shoot with Lavar Johnson (photos inside), that’s good enough for us damn it!

So check out the absolute best photos of Caitlin in our time-tested gallery after the jump, then hit Caitlin up on her Twitter, because we’re positive that a girl who looks as good as this is just waiting for an internet love connection. Also, make sure to pick up the December issue of Maxim when it hit stands, as it will feature both Ms. O’Connor and a certain mug that you’ll probably recognize.

-J. Jones

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Gallery: Arianny Celeste’s New Pictorial in the December 2012 Issue of Maxim


(Photo via Maxim)

Future UFC Hall of Famer Arianny Celeste is featured on the cover of the December 2012 issue of Maxim, and you can check out her pictorial in the gallery after the jump. Here’s a sample quote from her interview:

On if she’s been naughty or nice this year:
“A mixture of both, but more on the naughty side. I like to keep things interesting.”

Pick up the December 2012 issue of Maxim wherever bathroom reading material is sold.

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Fap-Worthy Videos of the Day: Brittney Palmer Poses for FHM, Arianny Celeste Celebrates Halloween in Style

I don’t care if Halloween was yesterday, when I came across this video of Arianny Celeste posing in a graveyard in her skivvies roughly five minutes ago, I felt inclined to immediately share it with you. Because that’s the kind of friend I am, Potato Nation. I don’t know what magazine or calendar or necrophilia fetish website this shoot by Sam Honfoto was for, nor do I care to find out. It’s Arianny Celeste standing around in her underwear and getting attacked by zombies. That’s all I care about, and the same should go for all of you.

It’s funny (or perhaps sad), I’ve seen so many photos and videos of Ms. Celeste since joining the CagePotato staff — because I never once checked her out before then *looks nervously around room* – that I have begun to pick up on the go-to poses she has perfected over the years. There’s the panty pull (seen at :57), the classic hand bra, the double hand hair grab, and the very rarely seen behind the back ass shot. That last one is like seeing a unicorn at the exact moment that Halley’s Comet passes by.

And if you thought that video was awesome (or even if you didn’t) you will probably enjoy this much more…thorough (?) behind-the-scenes video of Brittney Palmer’s latest shoot for FHM magazine after the jump. Spoiler alert: It contains more side boob, under boob, and extended shots of dat ass then you’ll probably be able to handle at work today. Adjust your screens accordingly.

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Hot Potato: 17 Photos of ‘UFC China’ Guest Ring Girl Jessica Cambensy


(Full gallery is after the jump.)

The UFC revealed yesterday that its UFC on FUEL 6: Franklin vs. Le event (November 10th; Macau, China) will actually feature two guest ring girls. Joining Kang Ye-bin in the Octagon Girl pit will be Jessica Cambensy, aka Jessica C., a Chinese-Filipina-American model who originally hails from Chicago, and is currently based in Los Angeles. After kicking off her career at the age of 15, Jessica rose to prominence as a lingerie model in Hong Kong, and has also appeared in a couple movies. Check out more of our favorite Jessica Cambensy photos after the jump, and if you like what you see, be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Hot Potato: 17 Photos of ‘UFC China’ Guest Ring Girl Kang Ye-bin


(Hmm. I’m gonna go with “treat.” Full gallery is after the jump.)

As first reported by The Chosun Ilbo, Korean model/TV personality Kang Ye-bin has been selected as a guest Octagon girl for the UFC’s “Franklin vs. Le” event in Macau, China on November 10th. The adorable host of UFC Inside on Korea’s Super Action channel, Kang had this to say about her new appointment:

I’m thrilled to be Korea’s first Octagon Girl. I’m just a little anxious whether I’ll be able to do a good job, but I’ll try my best and hopefully I can raise the spirits of our three Korean fighters in the UFC. I’d like to look sexier and hotter than Arianny Celeste.”

Darlin’, you just signed your own death warrant. But while we have her around, let’s check out some of the Internet’s best Kang Ye-bin photos in the gallery below…

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Hot Potato: 24 Photos of ‘World Series of Fighting’ Ring Girl Kat Kelley


(Photo via Kat’s ModelMayhem page. Full gallery is after the jump.)

There are some moments in life where the only logical response is hnnnng. Discovering Kat Kelley was one of those moments. The Las Vegas-based model was recently tapped to be a ring girl for the World Series of Fighting promotion, and will be in action during its inaugural event in Las Vegas, which will air live on the NBC Sports Network at 10:30 p.m. on November 3rd. Follow Kat’s life on Twitter and Facebook, and check out a whole mess of our favorite Kat Kelley photos in the gallery below. You’re very welcome.

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