Miesha Tate is slammed by rival Julia Avila for ‘tearing down women’ after former UFC champion claimed setting up OnlyFans account is ‘desperate’
- Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate made controversial comment
- She was asked by a fan if she would consider setting up a page on OnlyFans
- Tate subsequently replied: ‘No. Where in this video did I say I was desperate?
- A number of female fighters use the service and there has been strong reaction
Miesha Tate has been accused of ‘tearing women down’ after joking that those who set up an account on OnlyFans are ‘desperate’.
A number of current or former UFC fighters use the service or one of a similar model to make money, including Paige VanZant, Rachael Ostovich, Jessica Andrade and Bec Rawlings.
When asked in the comments on a YouTube video whether she would consider setting up a page on OnlyFans, Tate replied: ‘No. Where in this video did I say I was desperate?’
Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (right) joked using OnlyFans is ‘desperate’
Bantamweight rival, Julia Avila, criticised her rival for ‘tearing women down’ unnecessarily
Former UFC fighter Paige VanZant is among the female fighters past and present to either have an account on OnlyFans or set up their own similar model to make money
And Julia Avila, ranked six places below Tate in the bantamweight pecking order, took exception to Tate’s remark.
The 33-year-old wrote: ‘This is aggravating. Yes women have an OnlyFans and what of it? Maybe they want attention. Maybe they want an extra dollar.
‘Maybe they just want to celebrate their womanhood and how f***ing gorgeous they are! It’s not our place to judge or to tear down another woman for it.’
Avila continued: ‘Fix your crown queen before casting stones on another.
Tate (pictured here on her Instagram page) was accused by Avila of judging other women
Avila is currently recovering from surgery on her ACL and faces a spell on the sidelines
‘Honey, none of us are without fault and it’s a hard f***ing world without having to tear one another down.
‘Rather than criticising how about, ‘it’s not for me’, plain and simple.
‘I really hope that this was taken out of context because I’ve always respected her as a role model for other people, so I’ll give the benefit of a doubt.’
Avila is currently recovering from surgery on her anterior cruciate ligament while Tate is weighing up a switch of divisions for her next fight.