Former UFC octagon girl Edith Labelle joins Cage Warriors
Edith Labelle became the first Canadian woman to work as a UFC Octagon girl back in November 2007 at UFC 78.
She worked with the organization until the week of UFC 100, and was then replaced by Natasha Wicks.
Labelle explained what happened leading up to her release from the organization.
“After the UFC Expo and weigh-ins [at UFC 100], I went to dinner,” she said. “Then I attended some of the pre-parties with some of the UFC management, some of the Octagon girls, some of the fighters. And then I started to feel ill — I wasn’t feeling good. So I decided to go to bed. I really wanted to be in good shape for the next day, obviously. Then I started to feel worse throughout the night and the next day.
“It was so bad that I couldn’t stop throwing up. Then it was kind of getting late that [next] day — I didn’t realize it was that late — so I contacted the proper UFC personnel to let them know of my situation, and I told them that I would get ready as quick as possible and I would be there. I didn’t want to miss that at all. They told me to stay in my room because they didn’t want to take the risk of anything happening because it was such a big event. So I had to stay [in my hotel room]. …I was not hung over. I was really sick. That’s why I left the pre-party because I was really sick. … I truly believe it was food poisoning.”
Labelle is now back and will be working with Cage Warriors on their upcoming fight card next month.
Cage Warriors 82 takes place April 1 at Echo Arena Liverpool in Liverpool, England, and the event streams on UFC Fight Pass.
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CAGE WARRIORS 82: CONFIRMED BOUTS
(Subject to Change)
Paddy Pimblett (13-1) v Nad Narimani (9-2) – Cage Warriors featherweight title (145lbs)
Chris Fishgold (16-1) v Jani Salmi (9-2) – Cage Warriors lightweight title (155lbs)
Molly McCann (4-1) vs TBC – flyweight bout (125lbs)
Lee Chadwick (21-13-1) v Tommy Quinn (6-3) – middleweight bout (185lbs)
Ellis Hampson (6-3, 1NC) v Perry Goodwin (6-4) – catchweight bout (160lbs)
Dean Trueman (7-3) vs Frantz Slioa (4-0) – featherweight bout (145lbs)
Vaughan Lee (14-12-1) vs Nathaniel Wood (10-4) – bantamweight bout (135lbs)
Martin Stapleton (18-5) v Aleksi Mantykivi (10-4) – lightweight bout (155lbs)
Leeroy Barnes (16-16, 1nc) v Johan Romming (9-5-1) – middleweight bout (185lbs)
Ross Houston (3-0) v Dylan McLoughlin (3-0) – welterweight bout (170lbs)
Cian Erraught (1-1) v Shaun Kenny (2-0) – heavyweight bout (265lbs)