Ali Sonoma Is Moving On Up

Last month, Ali Sonoma (left) announced her departure from the UFC as one of their Octagon Girls. This news saddened many MMA fans so, in the interest of putting a smile on all their little faces, I present The Park’s exclusive interview with one Ali Sonoma:

Ariel Helwani: Why did you decide to leave the UFC last month?

Ali Sonoma: I’m hosting a reality show in January and filming a movie in Hungary in March. I have bigger and better things to conquer.

AH: Was it an amicable split?

AS: Yes. UFC wanted to keep the demographic fresh and I have movies to film.

AH: How did you first get in contact with the promotion?

AS: I was in a modeling contest followed by a reality show. (I) placed second in the contest (and) fate brought me to UFC and I won it.

AH: Were you a fan of mixed martial arts prior to signing with the company?

AS: Yes, I kickboxed for years and was always interested in martial arts.

AH: What was the best and worst part of working as a ring card girl for the UFC?

AS: The best part was the whole experience – Traveling to many different places and meeting new people. The worst part was when you see a fighter you favor get beat.

AH: What was the greatest fight you witnessed in person?

AS: There are too many to count. I really liked when Jackson beat Liddell – it was so unexpected. I also liked when Couture came back from retirement and won the heavyweight title…he rocked that.

AH: There was some speculation that your relationship with UFC fighter Diego Sanchez upset key members of the organization. Did they ever mention anything of that sort?

AS: I never got any “rules” related to dating. UFC did not particularly favor us going out but you can’t help who you fall in love with, it just happens. Once it was official, everyone seemed to freak out – either loving it or hating it. They seemed to blame me for his last losses. I never got in the way of his training, I never even saw him during that time. If anything we supported each other.

AH: Is there a rule in place that says fighters can’t date ring card girls?

AS: No, I never had a contract with UFC. I was an independent contracter – doing what I wanted.

AH: Are you and Diego still together?

AS: No, we decided to call it quits based on our careers. I will be away for months…we are still best friends, though. We talk everyday. I do and always will love him. He is on a different level of any guy I have ever met.

AH: Where can fans of yours see you next?

AS: Most likey on FX or MTV for the reality show “The Mag” and in the film “Say Goodnight” and many more films to come.

17 thoughts on “Ali Sonoma Is Moving On Up”


  2. Is Sonoma a Hungarian name? Sorry to hear about the breakup; you two seemed like a perfect couple.

  3. ali wish all the luck in the world good to see your makeing a success of yourself out there. keep up the hard work.

  4. UFC needs to hire hotter chicks, like the ones you see in rap videos. Ali sounds like a bimbo and is completely overrated. Her ties with the UFC brainwashed every idiot out into thinking she is this blond bombshell.

  5. ali bizde erkek ismi ?lk defa duydum ali kad?n izmi oldugunu neyse ?sm?n oneml? deg?l oneml? olan sens?n gercekten sana as?k oldum benya bu nas?l b? gusell?k hayran kald?m sana hersey?nle supers?n ?lk olarak sen? gazetede gordum gazete tar?h? baya b? gecm?s ama sadece sana bakmak için gazetey? sakl?yom yan? d?yecem k? ben sana gercekten as?k oldum keske sen?nle kars?l?kl? konusa b?lseyd?k tek ?stey?m bu olurdu herhalde neyse sana kocaman opucukler gonder?yom hoacakal kend?ne cok iii bak by by bebeg?m ha bak ben?m msn adres?m bu bunu ekle

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