SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste holds up a round card during the UFC On FX middleweight bout between Andrew Craig and Kyle Noke at Allphones Arena on March 3, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Well, this is an unexpected story. UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste was arrested for domestic violence this morning at 7:30 AM according to TMZ. A search of the "in-custody inmates" at the clark county detention center shows that Arianny (Lopez in this case) is held on $3,000 bail with a hearing set for the 30th at 10:45 a.m.
There is no word on the victim of the battery, so speculation would be inappropriate.
One can only assume that she will not be working tonight's UFC 146 event, with duties likely falling to Brittney Palmer.
This is the latest in a very weird week for the UFC, which saw top star Jon Jones arrested for a DWI despite claims from him in the past that it was the last thing he'd ever do, and then word coming out that Jon had had his car towed previously for driving recklessly while on a suspended license after he was pulled over in a strip club parking lot.
We'll have more on the situation as details emerge.
"Arianny is our baby. She has been with us for over five years. She is a good girl and an amazing ambassador for the UFC. I don't know all the details of what happened but we have her back and support her 100 percent," White told Yahoo! Sports.