If you’ve noticed a rather shapely hole in the UFC’s squad of ring card girls, it’s because Brittney Palmer has been conspicuously absent from the team.
Palmer was removed from the UFC’s website in the middle of last month and speculation of her parting ways with the UFC being fueled by comments she made on Twitter. Dana White addressed the rumors through his own Twitter account and assured fans that Palmer hadn’t gone anywhere.
However, she was absent from last weekend’s UFC 133 fight card and, in a recent interview with Heavy.com’s Megan Olivi, White revealed some news that seems to indicate that Palmer will remain away from the cage, at least for the near future.
“Nothing happened with Brittney Palmer. It’s one of those situations where Brittney has moved on to other things,” said White. “She’s living in L.A. now, she wants to be an artist, she’s going to art school and she has a great relationship with us. She’s still doing stuff with us but it gets so crazy because this is one of those sports where the fans are into everything and I have no problem talking about anything. How disgusting (Dennis Hallman’s) shorts were, what happened with me and Tito, all this stuff I’m cool talking about. But sometimes people want to do their own things and don’t want to make a big deal about it and when people ask me, listen… her dream is to be an artist and she’s chasing her dream, she’s going out to L.A., she’s in art school out there; there’s no problem with Brittney and Brittney is still friendly with the UFC. It’s all good.”