To most MMA fans, Rachelle Leah is known as the leggy octagon girl who carries a sign around the cage wearing nothing but a bikini. And to be fair, thatâ€™s all that some women strive to be and some men strive to be with.
But Leah, who will return to her position as MMA Eye Candy at UFC 90 on Oct. 25 at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Ill, claims to be a lot more than just another perfect body.
Sure, sheâ€™s Playboyâ€™s November cover girl, which hits mailboxes on Friday. She was the UFCâ€™s most popular octagon girl, and she just signed a deal as a spokesmodel with Anheuser-Busch, but just because she looks the part and plays the role, doesn’t mean shes as stupid as she is hot, at least according to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports who writes:
“She is brash and thoughtful and introspective and witty and plenty crafty. She uses her share of coarse language, her conversation invariably turns to sports and, most significantly, guys, she loves â€“ absolutely loves â€“ mixed martial arts.”
“Spend a half-hour talking with the Las Vegas resident and itâ€™s no different than talking to your buddies about MMA, except you realize youâ€™re speaking with one of the worldâ€™s most beautiful women.”
In all reality, Rachelle Leah is someone I will likely never meet, so why would I care if she can carry a heated MMA discussion or not?
What I care about more is figuring out what time the mail gets delivered on Fridays…
Because her Playboy shoot is probably more interesting than talking to her about martial arts, here’s what Leah had to say about her recent Playboy endeavor:
â€œIt makes you nervous (to do the nude photos),â€ Leah said. â€œThe thing about America in general is that people pass judgment so easily. But my deal with it is, getting naked around people I donâ€™t know is very scary. I already have a hard time putting on the octagon girl outfit in front of an arena. The only time Iâ€™m comfortable being semi-nude or in a bathing suit like that is on a beach.”
â€œObviously, itâ€™s nerve wracking. But I got in there with some of the most professional people I have ever worked with and one of the most talented photographers Iâ€™ve had the opportunity to collaborate with. He made wonderful artwork. I knew this would be a great opportunity for me and itâ€™s been better than I could ever have imagined. And itâ€™s only just begun.â€
Finally, what would an article about a beautiful woman posing naked be without a photo gallery?
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