The curious case of UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer continues.
Just this past July 19, the popular round card carrier was removed from the official UFC website, which was picked up on by various members of the mixed martial arts community with several reports stating she was on the outs with the promotion.
This seemed to be supported by cryptic tweets from Palmer, who stated she was "figuring it all out" and "thanks for all the good luck wishes."
However, shortly after all this went down, her profile was put back on the UFC website and her tweets mysteriously disappeared. In response to the outcry of emotion from fans flooding his Twitter with questions, company President Dana White told fans to "relax" and "we didn't get rid of her."
Once again, though, speculation has run rampant thanks to the fact that Palmer wasn't in attendance at the UFC 133 weigh-ins nor did she work the event itself one night later.
Oh where, oh where did Brittney go?
Thankfully, yours truly is on the case and dug up some video of Megan Olivi asking White exactly just what the deal is with Palmer's absence. His answer is rather unsatisfying:
"Nothing happened with Brittney Palmer. It's one of those situations where Brittney has moved on to other things. She's living in L.A. now, she wants to be an artist, she's going to art school and she has a great relationship with us. She's still doing stuff with us but it gets so crazy because this is one of those sports where the fans are into everything and I have no problem talking about anything. How disgusting (Dennis Hallman's) shorts were, what happened with me and Tito, all this stuff I'm cool talking about. But sometimes people want to do their own things and don't want to make a big deal about it and when people ask me, listen... her dream is to be an artist and she's chasing her dream, she's going out to L.A., she's in art school out there; there's no problem with Brittney and Brittney is still friendly with the UFC. It's all good."
Not as forthcoming as one might hope but his message still seems rather clear. While there has been no official split, Palmer has moved on to other endeavors.
Of course, this doesn't rule out the two sides working together in the future and we could very well see Palmer right back cageside along with Arianny Celeste and Chandella Powell.
But we might not. Feel free to treat this as the Brittney Palmer memorial thread, Maniacs. Pics, .gifs and stories welcome.