In a sport that requires two sweaty men to punch and claw away at each other to prove their worth, beautiful women holding up ring cards in between matches is the perfect compliment.
This phenomenon brings us back to 2007, when a certain Snickers commercial caused millions of viewers to wet their pants.
Two auto mechanics were working on a car and one takes out a Snickers candy bar. He begins to eat it and his co-worker starts to eat the other end and, before long, they have a "Lady in the Tramp" moment.
"Quick, do something manly," says one mechanic. They simultaneously rip off their own chest hair while screaming loudly.
These sexy ring girls represent the torn chest hair of MMA and boxing fights.
While these matches are entertaining and intense, they naturally need a relieving compliment that can relax the crowd.
Once these girls do make their appearance, it's difficult to return to focusing on the match.
Here are the top 50 hottest ring girls ever, in boxing and MMA.
While these girls are classified better as cheerleaders, I'm sure they do favors all the time.
Favors such as holding up cards and turning around.
Why is everyone looking down and not at the ring girl?
Oh, maybe it's because it's Round 78 and they're asleep.
By the way, she weighed 40 pounds more before the fight started.
The Strikeforce/Rockstar ring girl has also modeled for Metal Mulisha, Muscle Milk and Transworld Motorcross.
She's been featured on Cage Potato and MMA Fight Girls.
Kelli says she loves Mexican food.
That should keep the guys in check.
There is no fighter that wouldn't love to head to the corner after a round and see this beauty waiting for him.
If that's not enough motivation then you probably shouldn't be a boxer.
She has been a Playboy Cyber Girl, a model for many men’s magazines in the UK and is a presenter for a daily SkyTV/Freeview show called Party People.
The producer who gets to pick these girls must love coming to work every day.
Tanya is the ideal college party girl.
A ring girl for Elite XC and a student at Arizona State University, she gets a good mix of the professional world and the pre-graduation laziness that clouds most college students.
Her resume includes but is not limited to Playboy Magazine (College girls and PAC10), Sylk Magazine Covergirl in August 2006 and September 2007, B.L.O.W. Magazine and "Hotties and Hunks" TV Pilot.
She'll have no problem getting a job after graduation.
After losing Logan Stanton and Natasha Wicks as ring girls, the UFC hired replacement Chandella Powell.
The Octagon girl and former Playboy model was discovered while working at the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort as a Bunny.
She still works there when she's not in the ring.
Some might call her a hard worker, we just say she's hot.
This sexy ring girl, Paulina Garces, is practicing for a big event.
She does stretches that imitate her motions of holding up a card.
Garces clearly wants to be the best.
This round card girl can be found at the Flamingo Hilton in Nevada, as well as in commercials on ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports, Bravo and the Travel Channel.
She is a promotional model for Malibu, Kuya, Souza tequila, Corona, Bacardi, Zima and Smirnoff.
West Coast fans know her best.
Imagine a young boy trying to convince his mother to take him to a UFC fight and they are blissfully looking through the pamphlet.
The son is making it sound like a family friendly place and a relaxing time.
Suddenly! An image of two sexy ring girls fighting pops up.
There goes that kid's dream.
While it is debatable whether she is a ring girl or a vicious fighter, this girl can clearly hold her own.
It's safe to say she would be a good boxing coach.
Working as a ring girl for the Bernard Hopkins vs. Roy Jones fight, Diaz was just yearning for the opportunity to get her feet wet as an actress.
She will be joining Cameron Diaz (no relation) and Seth Rogan in the remake of The Green Hornet.
Hey, it's a start.
A glamorous ring girl from the International Fight League, Kishere has for Girls of Elegance, Mojgan design studios and Fab Frocks and even T.G.I. Fridays.
Having been in a plethora of beauty pageants, she may be known most for being featured as Miss Ripe on Ripe TV.
Need we say more?
This girl has a good chance of winning if she doesn't trip.
Turn the card over as well, it's upside down.
(shaking our heads)
From Arsenal, this ring girl seems to be having an arm grow out of her right leg.
Does anyone think this is strange?
Just keep your eyes above her waste.
A Bellator ring girl search Cinderella story, Arteaga has been called a sexy android by many fans who don't believe that she is human.
She doesn't have to be when she looks like that.
By the way, is Bellator hiring scouts?
Featured in FHM and Stuff, Ratay is a spokesmodel for OneMoreRound Clothing and Turbonetics.
Once a ring girl for EliteXC, she is often seen on the covers of various auto mod/tuner magazines.
Before becoming a UFC ring girl and ultimately getting fired with Logan Stanton, Wicks attended Northern Arizona University and ran cross-country track.
She worked as a Playboy Bunny at the Playboy Club in Las Vegas and was a GOGO dancer at XS, as well as appearing in the October 2009 issue of Maxim.
How could she not get five or ten warnings before being terminated?
This Mexican model/ring girl has a long career ahead of her.
The “Best of Pride” host was featured on E!’s “20 Hottest Women On The Net” in 2007.
That is a great honor considering the billions of female pictures swirling around the web.
She was also a semi-finalist in Maxim’s Hometown Hotties for 2006.
Apparently an ant took this picture from underneath Mike Tyson's chair.
This picture was taken the first time MSG hired professional models to hold up cards for the matches.
I'm hoping it was James Dolan's idea because then he'd at least have one productive decision under his belt.
The co-host of the International Fight League’s weekly show “IFL Battleground," Fallon is often seen in Playboy magazine and was Playmate of the Year in 2005.
Also Miss Georgia USA in 2001, Fallon married Joe Don Rooney of the country singing group Rascal Flatts in 2006.
Life is a highway.
Look at those broad shoulders.
Perhaps this ring girl has been carrying too many cards and needs to start eating more than a crouton for each meal of the day.
Doesn't mean she's not sexy.
Blackney's goal is to become the face of a fitness or swimwear brand and she is well on her way.
She has done numerous modelling competitions, fashion catwalks and recently appeared on Impact FC – Sydney as one of the Girls of WMD Fight Gear.
We'd love her to become the body of a brand as well.
Having done work for MMA apparel companies Take a Nap Fight Gear and Hitman Fight Gear, Jenny, also known as Penny Mathis, considers herself a regular Southern California girl.
Being on numerous Magazine Covers, International Ads and Swimsuit Calenders, it is clear that she is not a regular girl.
She has been featured on "American Curves" and "MMA Sports" magazines.
With her looks, she can spell her name however she pleases.
While this ring girl did claim that Strikeforce didn't pay her for her efforts, management enthusiastically denied not paying her and said they did.
We'll believe the sexy ring girl.
Are there any boxers looking for this girl to be their manager?
Most fighters would love to finish a round and have her wipe the sweat and blood off their face.
She doesn't have to use a towel either.
While we don't know who this sexy ring girl is, she's too beautiful to leave off this list.
This slide is the break in between rounds.
Take a breath and enjoy.
Now let's move on.
Verela is a professional MMA model and ring girl.
How professional is up to her.
I doubt that this outfit is proper dress code attire.
But we're not complaining.
Unfortunately, Laura is not related to Arianny.
If they were sisters, that would be God's way of showing off.
While she turns heads at East Coast promotions like Ring of Combat, World Cage Fighting Alliance, and Asylum Fight League, fans wonder when she'll hit the big stage.
Soon, very soon.
A Playboy model, Madison returned to the organization in 2009 to circle the UFC 125 event.
She must've loved being Hugh Hefner's girlfriend on the reality TV show "The Girls Next Door."
In 2009, she was on Dancing with the Stars.
One decision changed Cartwright's life.
Having studied communications and, interestingly enough, wine and viticulture at Cal Poly University for three years before graduating in June 2007, she decided she needed more opportunities.
With that body, it's doubtful that she would lack opportunity if she lived in Antarctica.
The former WEC ring girl moved to Hollywood in 2009 and began working as an MMA ring girl.
While she is no longer a ring girl, she is just as sexy.
Known as an MMA model, this ring girl has been in US Weekly and MotoUSA.
Some have called McDowd a sexier Meaghan Fox, others just call her beautiful.
Either way, it's hard to take your eyes off of her.
Perhaps the most well-known UFC ring girl of all time, Leah has crowded the cover of Playboy.
One of the first ring girls to come through the system.
She built a tradition that newer girls are trying to live up to.
Successfully of course.
The girl with two last names.
The former UFC ring girl was spontaneously dumped, with fellow ring girl Natasha Wicks, after UFC 107 in December 2009.
Nobody seems to know why.
She says she is now concentrating on modeling and perhaps acting, as well as a potential college degree.
Not a bad idea, although with her looks a college degree seems unnecessary.
Many ring girls have feel-good stories that have led them to where they are.
Terrell won the ring girl search that was sponsored by Bellator Fighting Championships.
The rest is history.
Having made appearances in Ocean’s Eleven, Rush Hour 2 and 3000 Miles to Graceland, Miller is featured on most billboards in Las Vegas.
She has also been seen in commercials for XYIENCE, Lincoln Mercury and Skechers.
Most men would travel more than 3000 miles to see her in Graceland.
Having worked in World Extreme Challenge (WEC), this girl has traveled the world.
The former WFA ring girl is a sight for sore eyes during a brutal match of egos.
The former UFC Octagon girl had a rough breakup with management when she was fired for allegedly being too hungover to attend the UFC's most high-profile event.
She says it was food poisoning and that she wasn't hungover, but rather sick.
Maybe management wasn't pleased with her pretentious suggestion that she has gained more fame from the UFC 2009: Undisputed video game.
Really, how could they fire her?
A true believer that everything happens for a reason, Sonoma played soccer and softball as a kid and even figure skated.
She started modeling at 16 and was far from bereft of opportunity.
Auditioning for a reality show at 22 years old, Sonoma eventually got the role of being an Ultimate Fighting Championship Octagon girl.
The EliteXC and ProElite ring girl not only holds up cards, but loves to horseback ride and go paintballing.
She says her favorite show is "Nip/Tuck."
Proceed with the jokes.
Currently the spokesmodel for the UFC and Mickey’s Malt Liquor, Rivera has many pictures that include UFC champion Rashad Evans, Keith Jardine, Kendall Grove and Forest Griffin.
Anyone standing in line?
Voted "Miss Formula Drift" in 2008, this ring girl is welcomed as the face of any company.
The American model has been in Import Tuner Magazine, MMA Sports Magazine and photoshoots for Benchwarmer Trading Cards.
Perhaps she deserves a role in the next Fast and Furious movie.
The January 2010 MMA babe of the month is a lifeguard in her free time.
This former Tuff-N-Uff ring girl is an aspiring actress.
She'll have no trouble finding opportunities.
After graduating from Weber State University with a MBA and high honors, Tesori became a lifestyle coach, spokesmodel and International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness Figure Pro.
A ring girl for MTV's "Bully Beatdown," Tesori has the ideal recipe for a 'sensational salad' on her website.
She was also a smokesmodel for Pirell Tires, Hawaiian Tropic and Bodybuilding.com.
Her lifestyle classes must be breathtaking.
This Bamma Ring Girl made the tabloids in February 2010 when she was discovered to have exchanged inappropriate text messages with married TV presenter Vernon Kay.
An English glamour model and Page Three girl in London, Sugden has naturally been in Maxim, Loaded, Zoo and Nuts.
She was in the BBC documentary series Glamour Girls in 2008.
Having placed #23 on Maxim's Hot 100 list for 2010, Celeste has been called "too hot" by many UFC fans.
She has modeled for Maxim, FHM, Sports Illustrated, Fighter's Only Magazine and, naturally, Playboy.
Majoring in fitness management and nutrition in college, there is no man who wouldn't love to have Celeste as their trainer.
Originally from New York, the Las Vegas ring girl has appeared in Ed Hardy and Harley Davidson commercials.
She has also been featured in Playboy, Stuff and Maxim.
Belle has been on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Friday Night Fights on ESPN 2 and Real Housewives of NYC.
She even did a commercial for Heineken Premium Light.
At least it's Heineken Light.
The newer Octagon girl is taking the world by storm and making a name for herself.
Because she is taken, by boyfriend Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, pictures will have to suffice.
It's debatable whether the UFC has produced more fighting talent or more hot girls.
Featured in Stuff Magazine, Maxim, Esquire, KnockOut, Fashion Ledge, FIRE and MMA Sports Magzine, DeSanti has hovered over the sport with her beauty and pizzazz.
Stuff magazine voted the MMA ring girl the seventh hottest woman on the Internet.
It's easy to see why.
She could be the hottest.