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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Arianny Celeste arrested for domestic violence; UFC says it still supports her

Massively popular UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste was arrested and booked on domestic violence charges early Saturday morning in Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old posted her $3,000 bond and was released around 7 p.m., after Saturday’s UFC 146 had started at the MGM Grand. She eventually made it to the event and was met with a chorus of cheers from the crowd.

Earlier in the day, UFC president Dana White pledged that the MMA brand will continue to lend its support behind Celeste.

“Arianny is our baby,” White said in a statement. “She has been with us for over five years. She is a good girl and an amazing ambassador for the UFC. I don’t know all the details of what happened but we have her back and support her 100 percent.”

It’s interesting UFC would jump so quickly to such a position when details surrounding her arrest were still vague, especially after the PR hit the company took recently with Jon “Bones” Jones’ DUI. But looking at Arianny and given that UFC’s main demographic is hormone-charged, red-blooded 18-to-35-year-old males, we can understand why.

Photo: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

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