MMA Madness recently broke the news that two UFC ring girls, Natasha Wicks and Logan Stanton, are being replaced by Chandella Powell, a former playmate.
This is not the first time a former Playmate has graced the Octagon. At UFC 100 in July, former Playmate Holly Madison acted as a “guest ring girl” for the evening.
Playboy Magazine has a rich tradition of editorializing some of the most striking women in the human gene pool while the UFC has octagonized some of the best striking known to combat sports.
Let’s just hope the reports of Amazonian woman and Strikeforce champion “Cyborg” Santos posing for Playboy are very very wrong.
With that said, let's countdown the Top 10 Playboy Celebrity “Guest Ring Girls” the UFC should consider.
Joanna Krupa may be most important woman to come out of Poland since Marie Sklodowska-Curie, who won the Nobel Prize in 1903 for her discovery of two highly radioactive elements: radium and polonium.
Krupa, recently dubbed Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World by Maxim Magazine, will be making her second cover model appearance–a distinction reserved for only the most genetically favored females on the globe.
It probably didn’t hurt her cause that she recently finished fourth on the critically acclaimed “Dancing with the Stars” television show.
Lisa Dergan, July 1998 playmate of the month, may not be the most famous girl to grace the glossy magazine but she has been able to establish a healthy career beyond it.
She joined FOX Sports Net in 2002 and has reported from important events including the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, and the U.S. Open golf tournament.
She has even interviewed former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, which helped solidify her spot on this list. Did we mention she speaks Japanese fluently?
Lisa Guerrero, a former L.A. Rams Cheerleader, knows how to move. She traded in her pom-poms for a career on the boob tube, at one point co-hosting The Best Damn Sports Show Period, alongside Tom Arnold and Michael Irvin, among others.
Guerrero posed for the cover on the January 2006 issue. After her pictorial, Guerrero said that Playboy had asked her to pose for the magazine in the mid-1980s but as a young model it felt like crossing the line.
Were glad the line finally moved on this best damn sports beauty.
Victoria Silvstedt: former Guess Model, 1997 Playmate of the year, former national-level skier in Sweden…what else can you ask for out of a potential celebrity ring girl.
At the age of 16 Silvstedt competed in a "Best Fake Orgasm" contest at a local bar. The contestants were Silvstedt and 10 men. She won a brand-new TV. When she came home, she told her mother she won it at a game of bingo.
Sounds like a girl you could take home to your own mom.
And if you haven’t seen her captivating performance in Boat Trip, alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. and Horatio Santz, do yourself a favor.
Kelly Monaco, Playmate of the Month in April of 1997, has graced the television for over a decade. She kicked off her career as many bombshells have, with a stint on Baywatch. Monaco moonlighted as Carmen Electra's body double at times, as Electra could not swim (sensory overload).
Kelly solidified her celebrity status on the daytime soap opera General Hospital and showed America her go-getting side when she was crowned winner on Season One of “Dancing with the Stars.”
Seared into our collective consciousness will forever be the near-wardrobe malfunction in which the skimpy strap on her dress, during a Latin dance number, came apart.
Thank God for shoddy garment work.
Carmen Electra…what list would be complete without this pussy cat doll and tour de force of parody movies? Scary Movie, Epic Movie, Date Movie, Disaster Movie…everyone has their favorite.
Electra got started taking her clothes off for Playboy in the May 1996 edition and has been featured four more times since then, her most recent coming in January 2009 anniversary issue.
And let us not forget about her important work in helping to form the Naked Women's Wrestling League, acting as the commissioner for the professional wrestling promotion. Hopefully, the organization can act as a beacon for sexy women from all over looking to polish their grappling skills.
Amanda Beard could redefine athleticism for a ring girl much like George St. Pierre has redefined athleticism for a mixed martial artist.
Beard participated in the 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Olympics, capturing a total of seven medals. She is also a master breaststroker, holding the world No. 1 ranking of 200 meter breaststrokers in 2003. Sounds like grueling competition.
Beard removed her form fitting swimsuit for the July 2007 issue of Playboy, making everyone a fan of the “swimmer’s body.”
In April 2008, Beard joined Fox Network's, The Best Damn Sports Show Period as a correspondent, covering major sporting events, just in case you were interested.
Cindy Margolis began her career with a business class project on greeting cards at the California State University at Northridge, where she produced cards with a photograph of herself wearing lingerie and including her phone number.
No telling how many of her college freshman fans had a “hallmark” moment supporting her entrepreneurial efforts.
Margolis went on to become the Miss Makita Power Tools 1986 and did appearances at woodworking trade shows (insert your own joke here).
“Miss Downloaded” Margolis became an Internet sensation, developing a reputation for never posing nude, including for Playboy.
She finally broke down for the December 2006 issue, citing her good looks at age 40 and wanting to be an inspiration to mothers and women her age as the reason she broke down embraced her birthday suite.
Could Hugh “pocket full of Viagra” Heffner and his constant “pocket pressure” been a contributing factor?
Diora Baird is a cool chick. Want proof? She bared it all in the infamous Wedding Crashers montage and lent her voice to the Scarface video game as one of Tony Montana's possible girlfriends.
Her exposure increased considerably with her August 2005 appearance on the cover of Playboy magazine; the following year she was brought in to sex up the scary Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Mission Accomplished.
Baird recently filmed the movie "Porn Star" in which she will be playing a, well, guess. It’s safe to assume that this busty Femme Fatale is planning her eventual conquest of the male world. Take Cover.
Pamela Anderson is the queen of all playmates, posing more times then she can probably count to.
In 2005, Comedy Central put together a Roast to honor the iconic sex symbol, something normally reserved for comedic powerhouses. During her final speech, Anderson referred to her breasts as "Pancho and Lefty.”
We can thank country singer Willie Nelson’s noise for the inspiration; he may also be the muse behind her writing an open letter to President Barack Obama urging the legalization of marijuana.
MMA fans would surely celebrate “Pancho and Lefty” making their way around the octagon before hearing “Are you ready? Let’s get it on!”
Would Pamela take him seriously?