Much like everything else in the world, MMA is a copycat sport. Last month, UFC president Dana White made the unprecedented move of partnering with Facebook to stream live preliminary bouts. Today, Strikeforce announced they will also work with the popular social network to expand their footprint on the Internet.
However, unlike their stateside counterparts, Strikeforce will not offer up any free fights as part of their project. Instead, they will allow all you ladies that can’t stop posting self-taken pictures of yourself on Facebook the opportunity to become an official Strikeforce/Rock Star Ring Girl.
So, if you’re a hot female that’s capable of toting a numbered card around a cage, your unemployment days might finally be over.
In case you were wondering, Kelli Hutcherson (pictured on the far left) is Strikeforce’s Arianny Celeste.
Here are the complete rules for the competition. Please don’t forget to read the FINE print – GRENADES NEED NOT APPLY:
Think you have what to it takes to be a ring girl? Then we challenge you to create a 30-second video convincing our 150,000+ Facebook fans why they should vote for you to be a Strikeforce Ring Girl at the March 5, 2011 event in Columbus, Ohio: Strikeforce – Feijao vs. Hendo
Round 1 voting begins Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 and ends Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. The top 8 girls with the most votes – along with 2 Strikeforce picks—will move on to the final round, once again competing to earn the most votes.
During the final round, which begins Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 and ends Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, voting is reset to zero for all finalists. The candidate that receives the most votes in the final round will be crowned an official “Strikeforce Ring Girl” for the March 5, 2011 Strikeforce event in Columbus, Ohio and will represent Strikeforce at the Arnold Sports Festival. Two airline tickets, hotel accommodations, and transportation will also be provided to give you the maximum Strikeforce experience.