Palmer becomes third Octagon Girl with pictorial
When UFC president Dana White announced last month that popular Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer would be returning to her cageside round card duties after a short hiatus, more than just a few fans were excited for the comeback.
Palmer returned to the Octagon for the first time since UFC 132 at Saturday’s UFC 140 pay-per-view in Toronto. But what caused the most excitement among her fans was the news she will be appearing on the March cover of Plaboy and in a full pictorial inside the issue.
Over the summer, Palmer caused a stir in the MMA world when she took a break from the UFC to move to California and attend art school. A couple of posts on her Twitter feed drew conclusions from some that she had been released from her UFC deal, and her profile being temporarily removed from UFC.com added more fuel to the fire. But White told HeavyMMA in August, simply, that Palmer still was a part of the UFC and only was stepping away to pursue other interests for a while.
Last month, White asked fans on his Twitter account if Palmer should return. And a few minutes later, apparently bombarded by an overwhelmingly affirmative response, White said she would return. Her first event back was UFC 140.
Palmer will be the third UFC Octagon Girl to appear on the cover of Playboy, the popular men’s magazine that launched in 1953. Rachelle Leah graced the cover in November 2008, and current Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste hit the cover two years later for the November 2010 issue. In addition, Chandella Powell has worked as a Playboy model and as a Bunny at the Playboy Club at The Palms in Las Vegas. And though his clothes remained on, White was the subject of an extensive Playboy interview in the September 2008 issue.
For a look at some of Palmer’s past modeling endeavors, check out Heavy’s gallery from earlier this year.