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Whoever said cheerleaders had no place in sports weren’t talking about Rachel Wray.

The former Kansas City Chief cheerleader has taken on a career as a mixed martial artist. Wray made her first appearance in the octagon back in September, but admitted her struggle with the transition from cheerer to fighter to KCMMA.com

“Last year, I was a Chiefs Cheerleader. I have been a cheerleader or dancer my whole life and I moved here from Arkansas to cheer for the Kansas City Chiefs,” Wray said. “I started working out at Title Boxing Club with some of the girls for an alternative workout.

“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.”

Wray also told KCMMA how she trains five times a week, and hopes to fight four to five times in her first year.

You can see the latest photos of Wray here from Busted Coverage.

Seen below in her first bout in the black and white trunks, Wray certainly looked like a seasoned fighter earning a knockout in the second round.