UFC siren clarifies OnlyFans’ ‘desperate’ comments – Reuters

Former UFC champion Miesha Tate has backtracked on comments in which she said fighters who have OnlyFans accounts are ‘desperate’

Former UFC executive Miesha Tate said comments in which she suggested female fighters who use OnlyFans as a secondary source of income are “desperate” have been taken out of context.

Amid an ever-escalating issue over fighter pay in the UFC, Tate drew heat online this week after suggesting the chances of her ever opening an account to show skimpy photographs on the paid subscription website sucked, and that she was not “desperate”.

The unspoken implication, at least for some, was that the growing number of current or former female UFC fighters who have taken this route – including Paige VanZant, Jessica Andrade, Jessica Penne, Kay Hansen and Bec Rawlings, were indeed desperate. to take the leap.

It’s aggravating. Yes women only have one fan and what about it?UFC fighter Julia Avila said in response.

Maybe they want attention. Maybe they want an extra dollar. Maybe they just WANT TO CELEBRATE THEIR FEMININITY AND HOW GORGEOUS THEY ARE.

It’s not up to us to judge or kill another woman for that. Fix your queen of the crown before you throw rocks at another because, honey, NONE of us are faultless and it’s a fucking tough world without having to tear each other apart.

Rather than criticizing how about, ‘this ain’t for me’, plain and simple.”

Tate – who previously posed nude for ESPN’s ‘The Body’ issue in 2013 – addressed the furor online and said her comments were taken entirely out of context and were simply meant to shut down curious fans who had it. bullied online. .

Ladies, this was taken out of context, I had fans harassing me insinuating that I should create a single fan. I replied jokingly, that was not a statement I made about other women. I appreciate that we can all have our own choices and I support women 100%“, she wrote online.

I’m so sorry to have friends in the industry and I support this 100%. In no way was it my intention to put anyone down, I’m only human, I let someone drive me crazy and what I told them was not a representation of how I feel about it as a whole.

Tate’s apology was also signed by pornographic actress and OnlyFans stalwart Kenda Lust, who said the fighter was a good friend and always supported her in her endeavours.

I know Miesha, she is a friend“, wrote Lust.”I know how she said it happened but I know that’s not what she meant. She supported me [100%] always. I believe her. Miesha is one of the sweetest who would never intentionally put other women down for [their] career choice because it’s adult.”

Former UFC stunner VanZant, who now competes in bare-knuckle boxing, previously said her income from her subscription-only website far exceeded the paychecks she earned both at the UFC and BKFC as more and more fighters look for alternative methods to bolster their bank accounts.

VanZant also previously said she would turn down any offers to join OnlyFans after numerous requests from her more than 3 million Instagram followers – only to give in and launch a similarly themed website under her own name.