Ariel Helwani is a smart guy. His rolodex of MMA contacts is hella deep, and one area he excels in is keeping up with the Octagon girls. And former octagon girls. He just did an interview with Edith LaBelle where she re-iterates her claim that she was indeed super sick from food poisoning and not from partying like a maniac the night before UFC 100. Whether the UFC would fire her if they didn’t have first hand accounts of her getting sloppy the night before is beyond me, but who am I to judge who’s telling the truth or not. I just provide the links, people. And occasionally some salty opinions on said links.
But who’s in the right or wrong isn’t what this post is about. This is about Edith’s movie career, which looks like it’s already surpassed Roger Huerta’s and may beat Heath Herring’s as well:
Next for Labelle, she will star in a Web series produced by a Montreal-based production company, Movie Seals, where she will play a super heroine. No release date has been announced. The French Canadian plans to do more acting and fitness modeling in the future, and hopes to land some kind of hosting gig in the MMA world. She says her new official Web site, EdithLabelle.ca, will be up and running shortly.
Movie Seals has actually already completed and screened Edith’s first movie at the Montreal Fantasia festival. It’s a cheesy C-rate sci-fi flick called Recon 2023: The Gauda Prime Conspiracy and you can watch the trailer above complete with several Edith scenes. It looks fucking godawful in a good way (from what I can tell the main monster has giant chicken feet) and I personally can’t wait to see it.