For accusing OnlyFans of having a "desperate" business model, a UFC star reacted angrily.
UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has slammed the subscription service as "desperate," but Julia Avila has fired back and defended those who have accounts, calling Tate's criticism "untrue."
Julia Avila has responded to Miesha Tate's claim that having an OnlyFans page is a sign of "desperation" in the octagon.
Tate joked in the comments area of a recent YouTube video that she would not be signing up for the membership service, which is home to a number of renowned women's boxers.
For example, OnlyFans or similar hosts have signed up celebrities like Paige VanZant, Rachael Ostovich, Jessica Andrade, and Bec Rawlings for subscription services.
When it came to joining the site, Avila called Tate's opinion "aggravating," stating that boxers should feel empowered to use it as a way to generate extra money.
Avila wrote on social media, "This is frustrating." It is true that ladies have an OnlyFans account, but what is the big deal? They may be looking for a spotlight. There's a chance they'd like an extra buck. Maybe they're just happy to be a lady and want to show off their amazing looks?
As she sees it, Tate should have said she wasn't interested in fighting rather than criticizing other fighters.
The combatant added, "Fix your crown queen before you fling stones at another," he said. When it comes down to it, "Honey, none of us are perfect, and it's a harsh f***ing world without the need to tear each other down." There is nothing wrong with saying "It's not for me," rather than criticizing it.
This has been taken out of context, and I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt because I've always appreciated her as a role model for others.
In the promotion's 135lb division, Tate is presently ranked No.14, while Avila is placed No. 8.
Tate had a triumphant comeback last year, defeating Ketlen Vieira in her first bout back after a five-year hiatus. She is now considering a switch to flyweight after being defeated by Vieira.
After defeating Julija Stoliarenko in her last fight, Avila was forced to withdraw from her December showdown with No.7-ranked Raquel Pennington due to a knee issue.
Former UFC fighter VanZant uses FanTime on her own website to sell directly to fans through a number of exclusive content suppliers.
Last year, when asked about her decision to join the controversial business model, she told MMAFighting, "There was always this back and forth." "It has two sides to it," she said.