UFC President Dana White expressed support for Celeste following the arrest.
“Arianny is our baby," White said via Twitter. "She has been with us for over 5 years. She’s a good girl and an amazing ambassador for the UFC. I don’t know all the details of what happened but we have her back and support her 100-percent.”
White expanded on his remarks at the UFC 146 post-fight press conference, after she missed most of the event.
"These are all real people," White said. "These are human beings with real lives. Bad things happen sometimes. We're just going through a streak of bad things happening."
"There's always a level of fame, a level of money. And it's always hard to manage. It's not as easy as everybody thinks. But that wasn't the case with Arianny. Arianny's been around for a long time and she's been making money for a long time.
"This was just a personal issue that I don't know enough about. But I know enough about her that we've got her (back)."
Chandra accused Celeste of kicking him in the nose in a limousine over what she felt were innapropriate activity on Twitter. A full and unedited video of the altercation was captured by an alert camerman.
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