Jessica Andrade regrets making an OnlyFans account.
‘Bata Estaca’ is a fearless warrior in the Octagon, but her road to success was filled with traumatic moments. After nearly a decade of entertaining UFC fights, Andrade has opened up about dealing with abuse as a child.
During an interview with Cortes de Connect Cast, the former UFC champion discussed her struggles leading to an unwanted OnlyFans account by saying:
“I used to have [an OnlyFans account]. I don’t anymore. I never liked doing that, can you believe it? That was really bad for me. Because I have childhood traumas, stuff like abuse, and everything. When I did that (OnlyFans), I felt the same way. I felt my hands were tied, I couldn’t react. Do you know when you freeze? It got very deep into my trauma. And I couldn’t say no.”
Andrade has provided the MMA community with another reason not to judge a book by its cover. The Brazilian UFC flyweight had her OnlyFans nude photos leaked last year, leading to brutal mocking that likely further traumatized her.
‘Bata Estaca’ never wanted to reveal herself that way, but she was forced to because of her inability to say no. It’s unclear who forced her into the subscription-based service.
Jessica Andrade admits she never wanted to do OnlyFans
When Jessica Andrade started her OnlyFans account, she claimed her reasoning was a high demand. The former UFC flyweight champion later stated she paid off half a year of rent because of the money generated. During the same interview, Andrade further explained how a childhood of abuse led to her regretful decision by saying:
“I never wanted to do this OnlyFans thing. I hated it, hated it. I had never spoken [about childhood abuse]. Only the closest people knew. Now the whole world will know. But it’s part of it. It was something that really traumatized me and I didn’t know how to say ‘no.’ It referred to me [to what I had experienced in childhood]. When the first pictures leaked it was really bad. Because I had to pretend that I was fine, and I wasn’t fine.”
Despite dealing with mental health issues, Andrade continues to evolve as a fighter. The 31-year-old has won three consecutive fights, including a statement performance against Lauren Murphy at UFC 283. She’s now the number three-ranked UFC flyweight with a high possibility of competing in a number one contender fight next.