UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste Says Ronda Rousey Not a Good Role Model for Women

February 25, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste slammed UFC star Ronda Rousey, saying her behavior is out of line.

Celeste appeared on MMAjunkie Radio on Friday, and said that Rousey’s acting like she’s a potential role model to girls is wrong.

“I don’t really like the way she carries herself,” Celeste said. “I don’t think she’s a good role model for women. I think that women should empower each other and give each other a little pat on the back.”

Celeste said that Rousey has spoken about her, but that the pair don’t know each other.

“I’ve met her twice. She said a couple things in her Maxim interview. A lot of people pointed it out to me, but I didn’t really acknowledge it,” Celeste said.

Both women were featured in Maxim’s “Hot 100” in 2012.

Rousey named Celeste when asked by Maxim who ranked ahead of her on the list but didn’t deserve it.

“She’s only getting older, and I’m reaching my prime,” Rousey said.

Celeste said that Rousey should be kind.

“She’s paving the way for women’s MMA, and I’ve made being a UFC Octagon Girl into a career,” Celeste said. “She should definitely recognize that and be nice.”

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