UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, and UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste have recently been going back and forth. The ‘beef’ started after Rousey said she would like female fighters to get paid more than ring card girls (See that HERE).
This led to Celeste responding, saying that she works hard for her money (See that HERE).
Celeste continued to discuss the topic recently, speaking to MMAJunkie Radio about the recent feud, and why she believes the women’s UFC bantamweight champion is a ‘bully’.
“When I’m not working, I’m not that into the MMA world. I kind of separate myself. I’m not going to lie: The people in the MMA world can be pretty harsh. I used to care about things like that, but now I don’t. I don’t let myself look at blogs or anything like that because I don’t want to see anything that’s going to hurt my feelings or piss me off – because sometimes I tend to talk back. I’m not a pushover and I’m not a hardass, but I definitely will defend myself if I need to.”
“I think people don’t realize how much work it is to be a model, be a host, be an Octagon Girl. Not only are you walking around in a bathing suit where people are critiquing you for that, but try having a camera in your face and showing your personality and being a host of a TV show. Trying being like a live mannequin and having clients put you in a million different outfits, and you’re wanting to go home, but you’re not able to because you have 50 different more outfits. It’s not as easy as it looks or seems to be in my shoes. And not a lot of people would know that unless they were in my shoes.”
“I’m tired of the bullying, and I’m not going to let it happen to me or any of the other Octagon Girls.”
“I’m not going to talk about her because I’m not a fighter. I’m not going to waste my time. I actually don’t talk about anyone. It blows my mind that someone who doesn’t even know me continuously picks on me. And that’s all I see her as: a big bully.”