Meesha Tate has criticized UFC fighters who have only fan pages, calling them ‘desperate’ and saying they don’t have it.
There has been talk for years about how much the UFC pays its fighters, and it has only recently been brought to the notice of Jake Paul.
One way for fighters to make more money is to open their own revenue streams, such as the Only Fans page, but it’s clearly not for Tate.
The 35-year-old was asked if she would ever open her own page when discussing what to do with her subsequent UFC career, and OF is clearly off the table.
“I didn’t say I was desperate anywhere in this video,” he told War Culture.
Paige VanZant, who is no longer in the UFC, has created his own page for subscribers to pay for, while others only use Fans.
The likes of Jessica Andrade, Jessica Penney, Kay Hansen and Beck Rawlings have signed up for the site and Tate’s eyes are obviously ‘desperate’.
Tate, a former UFC bantamweight champion, returned to promotion last summer, has not fought since 2016 and retired to start a family.
He defeated Marion Renew, who returned to the octagon before losing to the highly emotional Katelyn Vieira at the Fight Night Show in November.
UFC fighter Julia Avila was not happy with Tate’s comments and responded on Instagram, “It’s aggravating. Yes women only have fans and what’s in it?”
“Maybe they want attention. Maybe they want extra dollars. Maybe they want to celebrate their womanhood and how beautiful they are.
“This is not our place to judge or dismantle another woman. Fix your crown queen before throwing a stone at another because, dear, none of us are wrong and this is a difficult world to tear down.
“Instead of criticizing how, ‘It’s not me,’ it’s plain and simple.”