Octagon girl Natasha Wicks standing up for curly-haired gals

From the time new Octagon Girl Natasha Wicks was chosen at the UFC 100 Fan Expo to her cage circumnavigating debut at UFC 100, she underwent a transformation. Gone were her wild curls; in its place was straight, sleek, boring hair.

Wicks explained the change to Ariel Helwani:

Well, I believe that, what I was told, the hair is more of like a UFC code, wearing it more straight. If I want to curl it that was fine, but I don't think my big, crazy hair will work. Because of the HD, they're afraid of it looking huge, like a big afro walking around (laughs). Trust me, I would prefer to wear my hair curly. I definitely feel more confident, I feel more But, I understand that a more tamed look is fine.

As a lifelong owner of curly hair, I understand that it can get big without you knowing it, but if Wicks feels better with her hair curly, I say LET IT CURL! The woman is walking around a cage in a bikini in front of drooling, screaming, whistling fans. UFC, let her wear her hair as she wants!

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