Who is the one female fighter on the planet who could get UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon "Bones" Jones to parade around like a ring girl, winking at the camera and carrying a "Round 3" card over his head? The answer is Michelle "the Karate Hottie" Waterson.
Ring Card Men
The fun starts at about 1:04 in the Karate Hottie's video entry for the Invicta FC 3 "Invicta's Got Talent!" contest. UFC fighters Travis Brown and Kyle Noke fill in the remaining two ring card holder spots. At 1:18, there's an excellent shot of all three ring men smiling at the camera.
Michelle trains with Team Jackson in Albuquerque, NM. Also appearing in the video with Michelle and the boys are UFC fighter John Dodson, Coach Greg Jackson and Strikeforce fighter Julie Kedzie.
Invicta fans will recognize Julie as one of the fight commentators, cage side with Mauro Ranallo and King "Mo" Lawal. Julie provides color commentary for Invicta FC 3.
Did Ariel Helwani miss the Ring Card Man memo?
Somewhere in the world, MMA Insider Ariel Helwani is checking his phone, his email and his social media accounts to see how he could have possibly missed the message announcing "Ring Card Man" try-outs.
Back in the summer, Arianny Celeste and Ariel (sounds like a couple of fairies) tweeted back and forth discussing the idea of Ariel stepping in as a ring card holder.
Ariel: "Be afraid. Very afraid. Heck, most people think I'm you already, so I'm already halfway there."
Arianny: "Go for it, your butt cheeks will [probably] stick out of the bottoms more than me anyway."
Ariel: "Apple bottom, baby. That's how we do it. Loud and proud. Your trash-talk doesn't rattle me."
Three More Best Female MMA Fighter Videos
With less than three weeks to go before their third event on October 6th at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, Invicta Fighting Championships kicked off a fun, video-based competition for the fighters: "Invicta's got Talent!"
To help promote the event and to introduce themselves to fans who don't know them, six of the women on the fight card created videos. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite fighter video on the InvictaFC site.
1. Kaiyana Rain responds to the question, "Is that dark roast?
Kaiyana Rain makes her Pro MMA debut at Invicta FC 3. If it looks anything like what she did to the two dudes interfering with her morning coffee, it's going to be a great fight. video
2. Ashley "Smashley" Cummins: "You're under arrest! Stop!"
When she's not training, Ashley "Smashley" Cummins is a police officer. In her video, she demonstrated how she uses her MMA moves when arresting law breakers. video
3. Barb Honchak Makes A Strange Request
Most female fighters don't have other women to train and spar with. Having male training partners who are willing to go the extra mile helps a lot. Sometimes, guys have to dress the part. There's a dude wearing a yellow sports bra in Barb Honchak's video.
Former Strikeforce champion, Sarah Kaufman is injured
Lately, I've given up trying to keep track of who's fighting on scheduled MMA events. At the rate of fighters falling off cards due to injuries, I'm just going to tune in and see who shows up. Sarah Kaufman has an undisclosed injury. She tweeted her apologies to fans and to her former opponent, Kaitlin Young, saying it was the first fight she had to cancel.
Sarah Kaufman doesn't have a fighter video listed for the contest.
Source: Sherdog, InvictaFC.com, Twitter
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Cheryl Ragsdale started out boxing and has added kicks and BJJ so she can practice MMA. Currently, she trains with Keith Florian and has trained with UFC Fighter Kenny Florian at Florian Martial Arts - follow @thatgirlisfunny
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