For more than half a century, Playboy has been the cornerstone of gentlemen magazines. Over the years, many celebrates and prominent figures in the sports world have graced the cover and center of the publication.
In 2008, MMA fans around the world rejoiced as the UFC's very own Rachelle Leah graced Playboy's the cover. She was the first woman from the sport to be given that honor.
Much like Sable did for the WWE, Rachelle's appearance in the magazine is very likely to be the first of many MMA ring girls and fighters we will see pose for the gentlemen in the future.
Here are five ring girls that all MMA fans would love to see on the cover of Playboy.
Laura has been a mainstay in the New York/New Jersey MMA scene for quite a while now. You can catch her regularly at Ring of Combat and Asylum Fight League events.
Besides being hot and having huge...aspirations for her life, Laura is a down to earth girl.
To quote her myspace page, "I party like a rockstar, look like a movie star, play like an all-star and **** like a pornstar."
Well, maybe she's not so down to earth, but you have to know she would be a blast to hang out with.
While she's not widely known here in the States, Rhian is the latest addition to the MMA scene in England.
The first paragraph of Rhian's biography from her official website explains how she got started in modeling.
"Tall, tanned and impeccably blonde, Rhian Sugden originally worked as a Network Administrator at a telecoms company in her home town of Bury. Blessed with a tiny frame and eye-popping curves, in 2008 she was encouraged by friends and work colleagues to send her photographs to London model agencies. The decision changed her life."
While she has been featured in publications oversees, I don't think anyone would mind if she made an appearance over here.
Mercedes and Jade Bryce form the duo we see in between every round when Bellator broadcast live Saturday nights on MTV2.
Before getting in to MMA, Mercedes was featured in many automobile magazines, including Lowrider and Superstreet.
Aside from all that, Mercedes enjoys sushi, The Simpsons, snowboarding and painting.
Also, In July 2005, FHM named Mercedes as one of their "20 Hot Dates."
Would anyone disagree?
The former WEC ring girl now has a seat next to Arianny Celeste in the UFC.
When she's not strutting around the Octagon, the free-spirited San Diego native enjoys jamming out to Led Zeppelin while she creates her artistic masterpieces.
According to her official website, Brittany's future plans include "everything." Hopefully everything includes everything.
Kelli, a 22-year-old southern California native, is the girl in the Rockstar Energy Drink bikini top that you love to see outside of the Strikeforce cage.
This year, Kelli made her debut in Maxim's Hot 100, coming in at No. 93.
But if you look at the other women on the list, Kelli should be at least 80 spots higher on the list.