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Ring Girl Nicole Craner Accuses Strikeforce of Stiffing Her [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Strikeforce has denied Craner’s story, and claims they have records of paying her for all her appearances and travel expenses.

Of all the ring girls that have come and gone in the employ of Strikeforce, Nicole Craner was one of the all-time greats. These days, the 29-year-old Idaho native holds cards for Shark Fights — which seems like a downgrade until you learn that Craner wasn’t getting paid at her old job. As she revealed on a recent episode of TUF Crap Radio:

“I think when you’re an organization like the UFC, they value their [Octagon] girls. They treat them well, they’re part of the family, and that’s something that I wanted to do with Strikeforce…With Strikeforce I can honestly say that I don’t think Scott Coker even knew my name. I don’t think he knew any of his ring girls’ names and I’ve never really talked about this before, but it came down to not getting paid; And for me, I treated it as a job and I put a lot of effort into it and when you’re not respected or valued enough, it makes you want to go somewhere else…

So I mean you can pay Frank Shamrock 340,000 dollars to lose but you can’t pay your ring girl 400 bucks?…There were promises made that we were going to do contracts and that we were going to travel and they had me host something that they said Josh Thomson and Cung Le would be hosting, but it was something that they didn’t host or never were going to host and I never got paid for it. So those kinds of things, to me, made me just quit. I felt that if I’m going to put passion into it and I’m going to go out there and put your name out there that I should at least be respected enough and valued as part of the company."

Damn, even the eye-candy’s taking shots at Strikeforce now. But when you consider that NFL cheerleaders make just $50-75 a game, you can’t really expect an MMA ring girl to be compensated with anything more than complimentary booty-shorts and an occasional wink from Mauro Ranallo. Of course, this is all just an excuse to run some more photos of Nicole. You can find those after the jump…




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Fried Taco- December 24, 2010 at 9:15 am
Dana White is a much better boss, he knows his ring girls intimately.

And I would pay Nicole her money, as long as she's passionate about my business!!
tjbaron- December 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm
I would stiff her too
High Left Kick- December 23, 2010 at 2:50 pm
I'd scrap the bubble gum off that pussssssaaaayyyyy mmmm mm
just some dong- December 23, 2010 at 11:38 am
Would.
Clyde- December 23, 2010 at 11:18 am
Ha Ha! Double entendre.
cecils_pupils- December 23, 2010 at 9:34 am
Yeah, I'd stiff here too..., even 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 times.
Sabado Gigante- December 23, 2010 at 9:26 am
@ Snakejake:

True that... If my Blackberry serves me correct, it appears that Bas gave this chick a boner, which isn't the least bit uncommon...
jimbonics- December 23, 2010 at 8:37 am
@destination

spray fart.
Fedor vs. Bas- December 23, 2010 at 8:36 am
first thing I noticed was the pierced boobies as well. Nice eye Daddy_jeffy. You know that girl is fun then.
hotsaucemonster- December 23, 2010 at 8:19 am
i dont blame em id stiff her to
Viva Hate- December 23, 2010 at 7:46 am
I wonder if she likes a nice hot lunch if you catch my drift wink wink.
LOKI- December 23, 2010 at 7:42 am
Here, here!

I kinda want to put her in an MRI and se what else gets ripped out.
DangadaDang- December 23, 2010 at 7:24 am
Isn't that fucking crazy that NFL cheerleaders only make 50 bucks? Prostitution has a higher payroll.
destinationblood- December 23, 2010 at 7:23 am
she can fart in my dinner tonight
Morningwood- December 23, 2010 at 7:10 am
if I had her around I'd have to change my nickname to "all_day_wood!"
Horsechoker- December 23, 2010 at 7:10 am
Meh...she's no Chandella, that's for sure..




Haha no, I'm just kidding. Chandella is a horse.
SnakeJake- December 23, 2010 at 6:42 am
Hey, she's with Bas. She must be okay.
ReX13- December 23, 2010 at 6:35 am
Well, I'D stiff her.  And by that, i mean that i would willingly engage in sexual misconduct with her.
Daddy_jeffy- December 23, 2010 at 6:25 am
pierced boobies. Hooray!!
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