Celeste arrested before UFC 146

May 28, 2012

UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste was arrested Saturday morning on charges of battery allegedly stemming from a domestic violence issue.  The arrest is the second this month involving a widely known UFC persona as Jon Jones was arrested on suspicion of a DUI.

While she was absent from a portion of UFC 146, she was present during the last half of the card according to Cagewriter.

Dana White told Yahoo! Sports, “Arianny is our baby. 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.”

According to MMA Weekly, Celeste will be in court May 30th.

Payout Perspective:

This is a sensitive issue, and like the Jones case, the facts will eventually come out.  In a more of paternalistic turn, White’s comments were appropriate and necessary to address her absence.  It shows that you don’t have to be combative or over the top in addressing an issue.  As the UFC becomes more of a mainstream entity, it’s likely that we will see more issues outside of the octagon which the UFC will have to play a part in addressing.

3 Responses to “Celeste arrested before UFC 146”

  1. The Global Digital on May 28th, 2012 1:35 PM

    that sucks this is why if your not in the octagon you use your words

  2. BrainSmasher on May 28th, 2012 9:17 PM

    In the words of Roscoe P. Coltrane. I would cuff her and stuff her! lol

  3. Diego on May 29th, 2012 1:17 PM

    She’s crying in her mugshot. And still hot as hell.

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