An accomplished artist, spokes model, host, and dancer, Brittney Palmer is a modern day
Renaissance Woman. A six-year veteran of the entertainment industry, Brittney’s always
been driven by her passion to immerse herself in art, whether it’s the art of painting, music,
dancing, or jiu jitsu.
As a featured personality for the past four years, this Ultimate Fighting Championship
Octagon Girl is woven into the fabric of the mixed martial arts world. With over 100
million worldwide viewers for each event, Brittney is cage-side, preparing to balance
the beasts with her beauty as she readies everyone for the next round of action.
In a sport with very few female personalities, the thousands of sports and
entertainment media outlets that cover MMA worldwide everyday seek Brittney’s
unique perspective. From her days circling the cage with World Extreme Cagefighting,
Brittney has been at the forefront of a sport that’s exploding in popularity across
the globe. She’s been featured across a plethora of media, having most recently
completed “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil”, with each episode averaging nearly 30 million
viewers in Brazil alone.
A professional model and entertainer since the day she turned 18, Brittney was ready
for the spotlight. Growing up in Las Vegas, it’s impossible not to gravitate toward the
glitz and glamour of the live shows on The Strip. In four short years, she left her mark:
first appearing in Ultimate Variety Show, followed by a featured act in Jubilee, then as a
magician’s assistant to Nathan Burton, culminating as the lead dancer in X Burlesque at
The Flamingo Hotel and Casino.
Painting for the majority of her life, Brittney made the commitment to start her art career
by engrossing herself in the epicenter of the art culture: Venice Beach. A self taught artist,
she’s attending art school at UCLA in Los Angeles to take her passion to the next level.
A flower child at heart, the Woodstock era inspires her collection of acrylics on canvas.
Capturing her take on rock and pop cultural icons from the 1960s and ‘70s, her creations
have been a big hit from both critics and collectors.
Featured on the cover of Playboy Magazine in March 2012, Brittney joins an extensive
list of celebrity icons that have graced the cover in its 58 years.
UFC’s Ring Girl Brittney Palmer Q&A
Brittney Palmer What You Need To Know
“Accessories are a turnoff.”
Here at The Dragon Zone, we’re all about helping out our fellow guys. But sometimes advice from one dude to another can only go so far. That’s why we decided to go straight to the source to find out what the world’s hottest women actually expect from us.
We started with Brittney Palmer, the sexy UFC ring girl, talented artist and calendar girl,who is also a candidate for our Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2012.
What’s the biggest grooming mistake a guy can make?
Having one of those little flavor saver things under their bottom lip.
You’re both an artist and a ring girl. So what’s sexier — the alpha male or the scruffy beta guy?
That’s my problem. I want a mixture of both, and to find that is probably the most impossible thing. I think it’s more interesting to have somebody who has an artistic mind and who can speak about art with me and go see museums and love all those things. But, at the same time, I’m very strong and I’m very career-driven, so I want someone who’s very alpha male to help push me in a direction if I’m ever slowing down. So, the both — if I could ever find that, I’d be golden.
Who should pay on first date?
I will always offer, but usually it’s the guy who should pay.
Would you care if a guy picked you up in a garbage-strewn beater?
If it was, like, a 1970s Bronco, no. Otherwise, yeah.
What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Anytime they compliment a personality trait. Those things are the best when I get them. Because all day long you can hear somebody thinks you’re pretty or [compliments] your body, which is really flattering, and I love hearing [it], of course. But I think when people can really reach in and compliment me on my art or who I am as a person, those are the best.
Biggest turn-on in a guy?
A sense of humor.
What jewelry is acceptable for men to wear?
Sh*t. I was going to say that for the turnoff. Accessories are a turnoff. Maybe a simple chain or necklace. That’s it.
Would you date a guy who makes less than it would take to comfortably support a family?
I would date a guy who would make less, but I would never date somebody who was settling. They have to be the best they could be.
One final piece of advice for men in five words or less?
How do you feel about being a candidate on our Top 99 list?
It’s funny — I’d gotten a Google alert or someone had told me that. And I looked and I’m standing next to people like Adriana Lima and some of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. I definitely didn’t think I hold a candle to them, but apparently I do, and it’s awesome. It’s cool. It’s really cool.
Follow the sexy Brittney Palmer on Twitter @brittneypalmer
Click Here To Watch The Fight Free. (active link) THIS FIGHT IS A MUST WATCH!
by Steven Marrocco and Matt Erickson on Sep 23, 2012 at 3:20 am ET
TORONTO – The armbar that popped Jon Jones’ elbow did damage that undoubtedly will sideline the champ for the near future.
Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC), who fought through the hold to cinch a submission over Vitor Belfort (21-10 MMA, 10-6 UFC) in the fourth round of UFC 152′s main event, said doctors believe he may have nerve damage to his right bicep.
Jones was bound for a local hospital following the post-event news conference to get an X-ray on the injury.
UFC 152 took place Saturday at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The event’s main card, including the light heavyweight title fight, aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
News of another injury to a top UFC star was not music to UFC President Dana White’s ears.
“Another fighter injured,” he quipped. “That’s crazy.”
White, however, gushed at Jones’ performance.
“There’s no doubt that this was his best performance,” he said. “He looked phenomenal tonight.
“There was a lot of questions about Jon Jones that people kept asking over and over again, no matter who he fought. No matter how good he fought. Could he take a punch? He got hit with some big punches tonight from a real puncher, and he took them. He was injured. He had the heart to keep going, and he had a great fight tonight. There can be no more naysaying about Jon Jones. You love him or you hate him … but you can’t deny that the kid is extremely talented and one of the best in the world.”
Almost half of the press conference had passed when Jones stepped onto the podium sporting a sling. Immediately after the fight, he admitted the submission hold was solid and said he heard his arm pop when Belfort applied it early in the first round – though he vowed not to tap. Speaking before reporters, however, he said he had mentally prepared himself to lose.
“In there, I felt as if there was a point where I don’t think physically he could have extended it even more,” Jones said. “I mean, it was popping, and I felt after 25 years that I’ve never felt that feeling before. I just came to terms with what was going to happen, just thinking, ‘Man, I can’t believe I’m getting ready to lose this way.’
“I remember the first time I punched with it. I just felt like it had no power on it. I was like, ‘That felt funny.’”
Belfort, a former light heavyweight champ who stepped up from middleweight to 205 pounds for the title fight, surprised both Jones and the crowd with the submission attempt, which was fully extended before the champ freed himself.
“I had my opportunity,” he said. “I think when I heard (Jones’ arm) pop, I kind of lost the pressure, and he got away. It is what it is. I thought I really had that arm, but he fought through it. He did great.”
Although White previously indicated that a fight between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida may serve as a runoff for Jones’ next opponent, he declined to speculate on the immediate title picture.
This has to be one of the best stories we have heard in a while. And it makes it even better that it is TDZ good friend Renzo Gracie. This story came out of the New York Post Yesterday.
Renzo Gracie, social media Batman.
The legendary MMA trainer and fighter beat up two would-be muggers not far from his Manhattan gym on Thursday night – and tweeted about it in real time.
Gracie, who has trained the likes of UFC stars Georges St. Pierre and Frankie Edgar and competed in the UFC himself, was approached by two men near West 25th Street and 10th Avenue. The men asked him if he had a cigarette and when he said no, one of them pounced.
“I told him I don’t smoke,” Gracie told MMAFighting.com. “He grabbed me by the arm and reached into my front pocket where my wallet was.”
The other man came from the other side, but the encounter didn’t last much longer.
“As the first one arrived, I hit him with a left and a right and he fell,” Gracie said. “When he fell, the other one took off running.”
Gracie, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu master, said he “had a good talk” with the grounded man and “hit him a couple more times.” He also had the time to snap a picture of the man facedown with his iPhone and post it to Twitter with the caption, “My fuckin hands hurt, hurt like hell.” Would-be mugger after being beaten up by Gracie.
The New Jersey resident, who is not a hulking man (5-foot-10, 171 pounds), wasn’t done there, though. Gracie, who had been walking to his car, raced to the vehicle in pursuit of the other thug. When he found him a few blocks away heading back toward his accomplice, Gracie jumped out of his car, ran at him from behind, jumped on his back and choked the man out. He said he hit the man in both eyes so he looks like “a raccoon.”
“I think it’s better than just arresting them,” Gracie said of his own brand of punishment. “It’s a good education process.”
Gracie was tweeting throughout the process, describing the men following him a few blocks and then the aftermath. He tweeted a picture of his scratched up and bruised hand afterward. Gracie’s cut up hands after beating up two would-be muggers.
“Next time I will use only the elbows, damn I miss that feeling, sometimes I wonder if the easy life has been making me soft,” Gracie wrote. “All those years in Brazil, without knowing if I would make it home had to count for something, I can’t lie I could have jump [sic] in a cab. But I could not help [sic], I could spot them from a mile away, walking was my option, thank you mayor Giuliani, nobody carries a gun in our beautiful state, my lucky day, their bad day. My hand hurts and @FrankieEdgar is here at 9:30am for some training.”
Memo to muggers in New York City: Be very aware of who you’re about to steal from.
“They found the best moment that they have attacked and they did,” Gracie said. “If it was someone who didn’t know how to find, they would be a victim for sure.”