Former Chiefs Cheerleader Rachel Wray Pursuing New Career as MMA Fighter (Photos)

Rachel Wray had a nice cozy life as a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs, and according to the Big Lead, she’s given all the glitz, glam, and Sunday afternoon beauty up to become a mixed martial arts fighter.

Ms. Wray, an Arkansas Razorback graduate, made her MMA debut in September, and won with a TKO.  Rachel is banking on her skills and her beauty to carry her a long way in the sport.

Wray stated she started mixed martial arts as a hobby and workout in a local gym, and totally got hooked on the sport.

I was absolutely horrible. This drove me to want it even more. I knew I had to make a choice between fighting and cheerleading. I chose fighting. I trained harder and took more private lessons. In the same shopping center was [Jason High and LC Davis’s gym] HDMMA and I wandered in there to see what was going on. Everyone was so nice and just not what I expected from a MMA gym. So, I started training there too. One thing led to another, and now I feel comfortable enough to compete in the cage…I hope to fight 4-5 times over the next year.”

Wray’s next fight will be in January at Harrah’s in Kansas City.