If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably spent more time than you’re comfortable with imagining the glamorous life of a UFC Octagon girl. In our minds it involves a lot of sitting around at Vegas hotel pools, fending off awkward advances from Mike Goldberg, and taking pictures of yourself with your cell phone. A charmed life, indeed. But judging by Ariel Helwani’s interview with Natasha Wicks, the newest addition to the UFC’s stable of professional hot chicks, it’s more like a part-time job among other part-time jobs. In addition to filling Edith Labelle’s empty seat at UFC events, Wicks says she also works as a go-go dancer at the Wynn and as a caddy for local golf courses:
You actually caddy for golfers?
Yeah. I’m not just sitting in the cart like, ‘Hee hee.’ I actually do my job.
Do you suggest what kind of clubs they should use?
Yeah, sometimes. I’m not the best. I’m actually really bad at golf. It’s like the one thing I can’t pick up. I can pretty much pick up anything. Usually if I try something, I’m usually extremely competitive, and I like to try new things. But golf for some reason, for me, it’s just like I have goofy arm or something. I feel awkward-looking. I’m just impressed when people hit it. I’m like, ‘Wow, good job!’ So I’m probably even a better caddy, just because every time they even just hit the ball, I’m so impressed.
That’s right, she doesn’t just sit there and say ‘Hee hee.’ She sits there and says ‘Wow, good job.’ She wouldn’t expect a non-caddy like you to appreciate the distinction.
As we suspected when the UFC released photos of their first shoot with her, they did insist that she exchange her wild, untamed look for a more boring, polished one, only Natasha says they justified it by telling her that her unruly curls might not look good in an HD broadcast. If Clay Guida can get away with it, at least in non-video game form, we don’t see why an Octagon girl can’t. Plus, it gives her a little edge and adds some variety. Just try and tell us that this:
Isn’t, in a creepy, makes-you-feel-like-a-pedophile kind of way, much sexier than this: