Found December 13, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
Former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader Rachel Wray, not to be confused with Rachael Ray, has given up the sidelines for the octagon. She’s become a MMA cage fighter, and she’s even won her first two fights. You can watch those fights here Wray, a former cheerleader in high school and for the Arkansas razorbacks, got into MMA as a new way to work out. From Yahoo: She originally started working out at Title Boxing as a way to keep in shape for dancing, then started training at High-Davis MMA. There, she worked with WEC veteran L.C. Davis and Strikeforce fighter Jason High. Wray says she knows people are surprised that she would give up cheerleading for fighting, but she loves it. Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago Tribune.com, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar, published author and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all ove...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Former NFL Cheerleader becomes MMA fighter

A former NFL Cheerleader turned MMA fighter? Former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader Rachel Wray had threw down her pom poms for gloves. “I have been a cheerleader or dancer my whole life and I moved here from Arkansas to cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs. I started working out at Title Boxing Club with some of the girls for an alternative workout. I really enjoyed it and started...

Belcher, GF fought over paternity?

The mother of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher has told investigators that her son had argued with his girlfriend over their baby's paternity before he shot and killed her, according a report in the New York Post. Belcher, 25, murdered his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, on the morning of Dec. 1 before committing suicide at the team's facility...

Mourners gather at funeral for Chiefs' Belcher

Several hundred mourners have gathered for the funeral of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher near his hometown on Long Island. The 25-year-old Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself Dec. 1. He was remembered Wednesday for the accomplishments in his life. A photo slide show playing on a large screen at the front of the auditorium included the words '...

A Gallery to Wish Former Chiefs Cheerleader Rachel Wray Best of Luck in Her MMA Career

It’s hard to picture a cheerleader throwing punches and kicks inside the octagon and it’s even harder to picture MMA fighters in cheerleader costumes on the sidelines of NFL games. Well, not anymore. Former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader Rachel Wray (no, not Rachel Ray of Food Network fame), has ditched the pom poms for sparring partners as she made the transition from NFL cheerleader...

Mourners gather at Belcher's funeral

Several hundred mourners have gathered for the funeral of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher near his hometown on Long Island. The 25-year-old Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself Dec. 1. He was remembered Wednesday for the accomplishments in his life. A photo slide show playing on a large screen at the front of the auditorium included the words '...

Police dispute question over paternity led to Belcher shooting

Jovan Belcher may have argued with girlfriend Kasandra Perkins over the paternity of their 11-week-old baby before shooting her and later killing himself, according to a report. Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd, told police investigators that he wasn't sure he was the father of the child, Zoey, the New York Post reported Friday. The Kansas City Chiefs linebacker shot Perkins...

Report: Baby's paternity questioned in Belcher shooting

Jovan Belcher may have argued with girlfriend Kasandra Perkins over the paternity of their 11-week-old baby before shooting her and later killing himself, according to a report. Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd, told police investigators that he wasn't sure he was the father of the child, Zoey, the New York Post reported Friday. The Kansas City Chiefs linebacker shot Perkins...

ND-Alabama trash talking in Chiefs locker room

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Coincidentally, Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn's locker is right next to cornerback Javier Arenas' locker. Coincidentally, that's a Notre Dame alum (Quinn) right next to an Alabama alum (Arenas). So naturally, ever since it was decided that Notre Dame would be playing Alabama in the Jan. 7 BCS title game, there's been a little, ahem, friendly discussion...

From Pom-Poms to Rear-Naked Choke Holds

Rachel Wray is a former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader turned lethal vixen.  Rachel used to box to keep in “dancer” shape until switching to MMA training at a local gym.  From there, her love of MMA grew, and she won her first amateur fight with a second round TKO.  She’s already scheduled to fight again The post From Pom-Poms to Rear-Naked Choke Holds appeared first on No Coast Bias.

Kansas City Chiefs: Week 15 NFL Power Rankings (#30)

Last week: 30 (+1) Record: 2-11 Net points per drive: -0.96 (32nd) DVOA: -39.7% (32nd) Weighted DVOA: -35.6% (32nd) The Chiefs would be in the 31st spot if I felt they would lose to the current #31 team, the Raiders, but I don’t. That would get them their 3rd win, before they most definitely lose out against Indianapolis and Denver. Studs RB Jamaal Charles: Rushed for 165 yards...

Rachel Wray : Cheerleader Warrior

Former Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader Fighting MMA

Bowe's injury further opens WR void for K.C.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Steve Breaston isn't sure why he hasn't been getting on the field for the Chiefs. He's asked why but hasn't really gotten a straight answer, or at least not an answer that he's comfortable sharing. The veteran wide receiver hasn't been active for the last several games, during which the Chiefs' pass offense has been mostly abysmal...

Bowe's injury further opens WR void for Chiefs

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Steve Breaston isn't sure why he hasn't been getting on the field for the Chiefs. He's asked why but hasn't really gotten a straight answer, or at least not an answer that he's comfortable sharing. The veteran wide receiver hasn't been active for the last several games, during which the Chiefs' pass...

Link Bank 12-14-12: Rachel Wray, Playboy college hoops, Gangnam Style becomes deadly

Former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader Rachel Wray, not to be confused with Rachael Ray, has given up the sidelines for the octagon. She’s become a MMA cage fighter, and she’s even won her first two fights. You can watch those fights here -(Playboy) Take a look at who they have in the college basketball sweet 16. Infographic below. Michigan State Spartans for the national title...
Chiefs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.