UFC Ring Girl Chandella Powell Apologizes For Past Pornographic Work

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 25: Octagon Girls (L-R) Chandella Powell Arianny Celeste and Brittney Palmer pose at Bondi Beach on February 25 2011 in Sydney Australia. UFC 127 is taking place in Sydney on February 27 2011. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

UFC ring girl Chandella Powell has issued a statement via her Twitter account basically apologizing for her past work in pornographic endeavors. While the idea that she has something to apologize for remains very much up for debate, she felt that she needed to issue a statement and has done so.

Via Chandella's Twitter:

When you are young, you often don't realize that your actions have consequences. I made a bad decision about ten years ago, but you learn from these moments. There is nothing I can do to change the past, and believe me, if I could, I would. That decision doesn't represent who I am today. All I can do now is put the past behind me and move forward. I am sorry to disappoint any of my fans and my family at Zuffa. I love you guys :)

There still is no official word of any change in Chandella's employment with the UFC. When her prior word had first surfaced it came with rumors that she had been released from the UFC for not disclosing the information to the promotion.

I want to avoid editorializing too much here, but I would hope that a decision made ten years ago that really has no impact on the promotion. Given the multitude of things that fighters have in their history or the current ring girls having done work in Playboy, it's hard to say that this is any sort of real potential for a black eye for the promotion.

Given that there has been no word of her release and she is still featured on the UFC's website, it would seem that the promotion has not overreacted to old news.

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