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NFL Cheerleader steps into the MMA Octagon [VIDEO]

Former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader Rachel Wray trades in her pom poms for fighting gloves.

NFL Cheerleader steps into the MMA Octagon [VIDEO]

It's not often you find an NFL cheerleader leaving the glamour of the NFL sideline for the bloodbath of the MMA octagon. But that's exactly what Rachel Wray did in her pursuit of a greater physical challenge. Now instead of using her fit physique to excite the Kansas City fan base, this sexy blonde uses it to pummel anyone brave enough to get in the octogon with her.  

“Last year, I was a Chiefs cheerleader,” she said. “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 taking private lessons after a little while. One day, I came in and they wanted me to spar. I was nervous about someone actually punching me in the face, but I did it.”

Now it's her opponents who are nervous about getting punched in the face. In the clip below, you'll see the toughness and determination Wray put on display during a recent fight. This is one tough girl. “At first I was absolutely horrible,” Wray admitted. “This drove me to want it even more. I knew I had to make a choice between fighting and cheerleading. I chose fighting.”

To see just how tough this former cheerleader is, check out this video where Wray crushes her opponent and scores a TKO win in the 2nd round.