UFC star Miesha Tate has spoken out about the recent controversy surrounding her use of the word “desperate” when referring to OnlyFans.
Tate recently came under fire after stating “No where in this video did I say I was desperate” when asked by a fan on YouTube to start an OnlyFans account. Following the comment, various fans and fellow fighters, including Julia Avila, expressed their dissatisfaction with the word “desperate” being used.
On Thursday, Tate took to her social media pages to clarify what she meant by the comment.
“Ladies this was taken way out of context, I had some fans harassing me insinuating I needed to start an only fans. I responded jokingly, this was not a statement I made about other women. I appreciate we can all have our own choices and I support women 100%,” Tate wrote on Twitter.
When popular OnlyFans member Vega Cruz responded that the comment is still offensive even if said “jokingly”, Tate would apologize.
“I am truly sorry I have friends the industry and I support that 100%. In no way shape or form was it my intention to put anyone down, I am only human I let someone make me mad and what I said to them was not a rep of how I feel about this as a whole.“ she continued.
Take a look at Tate’s original comments via the Tweets below.
Various female MMA fighters have joined the OnlyFans subscription service over the past few years including Jessica Andrade, Jessica Eye, Cindy Dandois, Felice Herrig, Jessica Penne, Kyra Batara, Bec Rawlings, Emily Whitmire and Kay Hansen. Meanwhile, the likes of Paige VanZant, Rachael Ostovich, and Pearl Gonzalez are offering similar subscription based platforms for fans to view their content.
Back to fighting, Miesha Tate is scheduled to make her flyweight debut on May 14 when she battles Lauren Murphy at a UFC Fight Night event.