Mercedes Terrell was a ring card girl for Bellator for over a decade, but at Bellator 246, her tenure with the MMA promotion came to an end.
The former ring card girl says that she had ideas for new roles within Bellator, but the coronavirus pandemic changed those plans entirely.
“I had originally talked to the producer December of last year and basically discussed what was next for me,” Terrell said to MMA Junkie Radio. “What did I want to do going forward? Did I still want to be a ring girl? Was there another position in Bellator that made sense and at that point? I said I’d like that to be my last season as a ring girl, and then I had a bunch of ideas of what that would look like moving forward. I put together a whole program for them, and then COVID hit and changed a lot of things.”
While Terrell may no long a ring card girl for Bellator, she has kept busy as a model and hosts “The MAJic Hour” podcast with Jade Bryce. Terrell is now focusing on expanding her podcast with Bryce, while also taking on new projects.
“For me, it was really this clarity of the transition that I was really just getting myself ready for which was moving from the limitations that being a ring girl held for me into the bigger space that felt right for me,” she said. “Which was exploring deeper on the podcast, ‘The MAJic Hour’ that I have with Jade and spending more of my time and attention on that and then really expanding the type of content and amount of content I can create for the directions that I’m passionate about.”