Tonight’s Bellator 246 fight card marked the end of an 11-year career with the promotion for famed ring card girl Mercedes Terrell.
We will miss you 😘 😢⁰
The greatest ring girl of all time, @MercedesTerrell makes her final cage-side appearance for Bellator tonight.
Mercedes has been a faithful Bellator Ambassador for the company for 11+ years and we can’t wait to see where her career will lead next. pic.twitter.com/70K052vzJQ
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) September 13, 2020
While it is still entirely uncertain what Terrell’s next move is, it seems that she and the promotion did not split on bad terms.
The promotion thanked her in a tweet, but it was perhaps a series of tweets and Instagram posts that she made that leave things to question. Both the promotion and Terrell herself used the same photo in their messages, but both were vague on the “what’s next?” part that many pondered.
Dancing on the catwalk during my last moments as a Bellator Girl! 😌
If you watched my LIVE earlier you already know that today marks the end of an era for me as I say goodbye to @BellatorMMA. 😭
This has been such an incredible ride from start to finish. pic.twitter.com/obe1db4Erw
— Mercedes Terrell (@mercedesterrell) September 13, 2020
Terrell later went on to say:
“I’ll cherish the memories and the friendships I’ve made.
The fight culture is unlike any other and it’s been a privilege to work next to so many talented individuals and earn the love & support of MMA fans around the world.
“I may be hanging up my Bellator outfit for good but I’m nowhere near done with dancing on the catwalk, so-to-speak!
Stay tuned for what’s next for me; I’m thrilled for all of you to be joining me on this journey.”
The former ring card girl made a series of Instagram posts throughout the day that led up to the final moment, even stating that you would have to join her Only Fans page (paid subscription) for more information.
What could be next for Mercedes Terrell?