From Pom Poms to Throwing Bombs: Cheerleader turned MMA Fighter.
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by John Beattie
It’s hard to picture a cheerleader throwing punches and kicks inside the ring and it’s even harder to picture MMA fighters in cheerleader costumes on the sidelines of NFL games.
Well, not anymore.
Former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader Rachel Wray (no, not Rachael Ray of Food Network fame) has ditched the pom poms for sparring partners as she made the transition from NFL cheerleader to MMA fighter, according to KCMMA.com. “Last year, I was a Chiefs cheerleader,” she said. “I have been a cheerleader or dancer my whole life and I moved here from Arkansas to cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs. I started working out at Title Boxing Club with some of the girls for an alternative workout. I really enjoyed it and started taking private lessons after a little while. One day, I came in and they wanted me to spar. I was nervous about someone actually punching me in the face, but I did it.”
Things didn’t get off to a smooth start inside the ring, but she didn’t quit — she fought even harder. “I was absolutely horrible,” she added. “This drove me to want it even more. I knew I had to make a choice between fighting and cheerleading. I chose fighting.”
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12/27/2012 1:51pm, #2
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The uploader of those Youtube vids is called "Vadge".
12/27/2012 4:51pm, #3
Considering the number of injuries in cheerleading it's entirely possible she picked a safer profession.
12/27/2012 5:11pm, #4
I watched a full 15 seconds of those fight videos. **** me, that **** was painful to watch. Omega, what the ****, man?Originally Posted by Goju - joe
12/27/2012 5:24pm, #5
why is this posted? these girls are fucking awful and one is an exotic dancer, i mean, cheerleader, with a fucking HEWG forehead.
is this a thread where we find videos of F grade celebs having **** MMA matches? need some direction here man. we have plenty of washed up minor celeb boxing matches here if you want i should post them?
12/27/2012 5:52pm, #6
12/27/2012 5:54pm, #7
I... I... I think I can beat her.
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12/27/2012 6:02pm, #8
Lose the gloves and add oil/honey/mud.
OK, OK, seriously: give them time and guidance...
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12/27/2012 6:59pm, #9
Guys, I don't think this is a pro fight.
12/27/2012 7:17pm, #10