In mid-July, UFC octagon girl Brittney Palmer's profile was briefly removed from the UFC's home page. When asked about the situation, UFC president Dana White was dismissive of the rumors that the UFC had fired Palmer. White took to twitter to respond:
we didn’t get rid of @brittneypalmer so quit listening to hack websites and f***** relax.
Fast forward to Aug. 6. Many UFC fans surely took notice that Palmer was not at cageside for UFC 133 in Philadelphia on Saturday, though she was at the event.
Palmer posted the following on her twitter feed on Saturday:
Heavy.com caught up with White after UFC 133 and asked him what happened with Palmer:
"Nothing happened with Brittney Palmer. It's one of those situations where Brittney has moved on to other things," he said. "She's living in L.A. now, she wants to be an artist, she's going to art school and she has a great relationship with us...her dream is to be an artist and she's chasing her dream, she's going out to L.A., she's in art school out there; there's no problem with Brittney and Brittney is still friendly with the UFC. It's all good."
Palmer's profile remains on the UFC's website, so it seems that the door has not totally been closed on the Palmer era with the UFC. Palmer got her start with the WEC. When that promotion was absorbed by the UFC at the end of 2010, she transitioned over to the UFC, joining Arianny Celeste and Chandella Powell as a UFC octagon girl.
While the above news may be sad for the many fans of Palmer, it seems as if there is no great mystery or drama surrounding her absence from UFC 133.