Coming off an impressive first-round finish of fellow prospect Alexa Grasso, TUF 23 season winner Tatiana Suarez has recently garnered a lot of attention for her relentless ground game. However, she’s also recently made headlines inside and outside of MMA media due to a clip of a backstage photo shoot leaking where a photographer is heard telling Suarez to pose so her ‘assets’ can still be visible.
The undefeated strawweight contender was being photographed for fighter portraits when photographer Mike Roach tells her to pose with her arms crossed so ‘we can still see the UFC and still see your assets’ a little bit. Check out the clip from Twitter below!
The clip garnered a lot of attention online from news outlets and social media users. Some users were outraged, accusing the photographer of “selling sexuality”. Others thought the photographer was simply doing his job. Check out some replies from Twitter users below!
The photographer is doing his job pretty well, he gives her direction so her muscles (assets) show and makes sure the UFC logo is there ,don't acuse this guy ,when to me it seems like a very good job
— Ricardo Varona (@ricardovarona) May 22, 2018
— Vishal Gaurav (@Vishal20Apr) May 24, 2018
Who knew UFC viewers would want to see boobs of the female fighters… is it awkward that he vocalized it I guess… I doubt a man's arms/pecs/abs haven't ever been called "assets"
— Patrick (@Sh00pDaWh00p) May 23, 2018
Mans is doing his job and getting called sexist for it. Welcome to 2018
— Greyshan (@Greyshaan) May 22, 2018
Wow….. Cant believe that was said aloud, Wtf.
— Steven Toro (@Fusion718) May 20, 2018
I actually tweeted her about this hours ago. I was very curious what she thought about this.
— MMA Logic (@MMALogicdotcom) May 19, 2018
What are your thoughts? Was the photographer in or out of line?