First MMA cutwoman's journey was long -- and it started as a ring card girl By Marc Raimondi, FOX Sports
"Swayze Valentine attended her first MMA event in 2006 and fell in love. It was a small show in her native Alaska, but there was something about the atmosphere that infatuated her.
"'I loved it,' Valentine told FOX Sports. 'I knew from that day that I wanted to be a part of that industry somehow. I had no idea what I wanted to do.'
"Valentine approached the promoter that night and asked how she could possibly break into the world of mixed martial arts. He took one look at the pretty blonde and said, 'Why don't you be a ring girl?'"