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Miesha Tate: Fitness Gurls Cover Model

The Most Beautiful Woman in MMA

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You started out wrestling in high school, why didn’t you pick softball or tennis? What drew you to wrestle?
Wrestling was the only sport offered winter quarter other than basketball and I just can’t play basketball at all I’m horrible at it so out of default I went out for wrestling and instantly fell in love.

Your nickname use to be take-down and now it’s cupcake. but you’re known for being a bad-ass in the cage, does cupcake really fit you?
It does if you know the story. For one, I love to bake and I’m obsessed with Cupcakes. But the story behind the name change was after my loss to Ronda I decided I wanted to have a more positive outlook on my MMA career again so I thought that Cupcake is funny and lighthearted not like “Killer” or “Terminator”. I used to hate it that girls would judge me for wearing makeup, dresses, heels and think that I was weak, like a cupcake based on my outer appearance. Now I embrace it. If you wanna think less of me because I’m feminine so be it, but once that cage door locks you better be ready.

Who are your top 3 favorite MMA fighters?
– Fedor
– Megumi Fujii
– Ben Henderson

Do you have any secret talents people don’t know about?
I don’t know if you would call it a talent but I can make weird shapes with my tongue that I’ve found most people can not do. I’ve heard it’s genetic, either you can or you can’t.

What do you think women’s MMA will look in 3 years?
I think WMMA is here to stay for sure I think it will be more developed, deeper divisions and hopefully we will have another weight class or two added to the UFC!

Do you think you dislike Ronda Rousey as much as she dislikes you?
Hard to say, but I think at this point she dislikes me more. She is by no means my favorite person, she gets on my nerves for sure but I am thankful to have a rival like her. It’s been good for both of us and WMMA so for that I appreciate her as a part of my life. I’ve tried to let go of any severe animosity towards her, life is too short to be bitter!

How much does training with men help you prepare for your fights in the cage?
Training with men and with women has its advantages. The men push you to be better faster stronger, while the women are like the reality check, there’s no excuse to lose to a female in training unless she’s just better so there’s more pressure and also I fight women so I do like to have women to train with as well!

How was your experience being a trainer on The Ultimate Fighter?
It was stressful, but I did my best to do right by my team. Not easy considering there was a wide range of needs with it being the first co-ed season. I think we had more on our plates as coaches than any season before. I enjoyed it and I miss it, but it was one of the more challenging things I’ve had to do in my life.

How do you stay motivated?
I just keep in mind my goals and I know there’s only one way to get there and thats hard work, no one can do it for me.

What does your diet consist of?
I like to juice a lot of fresh fruits and veggies. I also make fresh fruit and veggie smoothies. I do eat meat but I could probably be pretty content as a vegetarian.

What’s your favorite music to workout to?
I like to listen to motivational speeches when I work out, weird right?

What supplements would you use/recommend if any?
– Glutamine
– Protein Isolate
– BCAA’s
– Vitamin B Complex
– Fish Oil

Top 5 tips for people who want to get in shape?
Find something you enjoy doing whether its hiking, biking, cardio kickboxing, jogging or even BJJ so you don’t lose interest.
– Change up your workouts
– Consistency
– Write your daily goals down and hang them up, check them daily
– Find a buddy to keep you accountable preferably someone who does the workout with you.
You’re on the UFC 168 card as the co-main event with the rematch between Chris Weidman and the former champ Anderson Silva, who you got in the rematch?
Honestly, l don’t know. I think the beautiful thing about MMA is that truly anything
can happen.

And do we have a prediction to how you’re going to beat Ronda Rousey on December 28th?
I want to knock her out!

Miesha Tate - Fitness Gurls Magazine Cover - Photo by LHGFX

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Arianny Celeste March 2018 Cover Model

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Arianny Celeste is recognized as one of the most consistent personalities of the UFC where she has worked as an Octagon Girl since 2006. In addition, Arianny is also the Co-Host of the popular Velocity TV show, Overhaulin’. She is adored around the world for her exotic beauty and a great relationship with her fans. Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, Arianny booked her first modeling job when she was just four months old. Growing up as a very athletic and hardworking young woman, she excelled in cheer, dance, and gymnastics before attending UNLV to pursue a degree in Fitness Management and Nutrition. Fluent in Spanish, Arianny has quickly become one of the most sought-after talents in the modeling world. Photos by LHGFX

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Hope Beel Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Today’s the day of love, appreciation and celebration. One of the most beautiful women in the world, Hope Beel, is back to help us celebrate this beautiful day. Tell your loved ones, you love them.

Check out last year’s Hope Beel Valentine’s Day feature > Click here


“True love stories never have endings”

– Anonymous



“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

– Dr. Seuss


For More Hope Beel
IG @hopebeel
Hope Beel is a Fitness Gurls Athlete

Feature Credits
Photos by @justinmartinphoto
Hair by @hrtofalion

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Paige Spiranac Woman of the Moment

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Paige Spiranac has only had mild success during her short time as a professional golfer, but she has quickly become one of the biggest names in the sport. You only have to take a quick look at her Instagram account to see why she has become so popular. Spiranac has amassed more than 1.3 million followers on social media primarily due to her looks, but she is using her newfound fame to support several good causes.

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The sport of golf has a tendency to take itself too seriously, but the same can’t be said about Paige Spiranac. She is not afraid to make a goofy video or strike a model pose on the golf course. This has helped her capture the mainstream audience that golf often ignores. This mainstream appeal has even landed her a spot in the upcoming “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.”

This was such a hard secret to keep! But I’m so honored and humbled to be included in #SISwim 2018! This issue is about self-love, empowering women, body positivity, and encouraging everyone to be kind. Women face so much pressure every. single. day. to look, act, and talk a certain way, and it is so difficult trying to figure out what you “can” and “should” be. It’s taken a long time, but I’m proud of my body! I’m proud of who I am! I’m proud that I can be strong, smart, AND sexy! SI Swim embraces ALL women, no matter what, and just wants them to feel loved. You should feel loved and powerful and unapologetically YOU! And don’t let ANYONE tell you that you’re not perfect just the way you are. Thank you to @mj_day and the whole team for believing in me and letting me share my story. You’ve changed my outlook on life and let me know it’s okay to love my body❤️ #siswim

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It has not all been easy for Spiranac. Her looks and risque photos have upset die-hard golf fans. She constantly receives death threats and other harassing remarks online. While this would upset most people, it has only pushed Spiranac to work harder. She is constantly challenging the LPGA’s sexist uniform rules by wearing short skirts and leggings during tournaments. She has also started working with CyberSmile to help end online bullying.

Paige Spiranac may not be near the top of the LPGA rankings, but she is the most important person in the sport. She may be treated like a gimmick by golf purists, but it will not stop her from trying to make the world a better place.

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