It will come as no surprise why these fighters are speaking out when you find out the net worth of UFC ring girl Brittney Palmer.
Much has been made about the issue of fighter pay in mixed martial arts. Big stars and UFC champions like Francis Ngannou, Nate Diaz, Tony Ferguson, and arguably the greatest of all time, Jon Jones have expressed their disappointment with the payout structure of the sport.
UFC ring girl Britney Palmer makes more than Gaethje & Oliveira
This past weekend, Charles Oliveira took on Justin Gaethje in the main event of the night. After losing his title on the weighing scales, ‘do Bronx’ made sure to send a message to fellow lightweights with a first-round finish of the human ‘Highlight’ reel.
While both headliners walked away with more money after the bout, they are still behind a lesser-known figure in the promotion.
Brittney Palmer is not the most mysterious face when it comes to MMA and beyond the game. Palmer first joined the UFC in 2011 and went on to win the Ring Card Girl of the Year award in her first twelve months.
Palmer also runs an OnlyFans account through which she seemingly makes a bucketload of cash uploading topless photos. The 34-year-old model built up her money through modeling companies before becoming a global ring girl. Although combat sports fans best know her for her work in the UFC, Palmer has also featured on the cover of Playboy in March 2012.
When we look at the disparity between Palmer and the top lightweights in the UFC, it becomes clearer why the fighters demand more money. Palmer accumulated a net worth of around $5 million (£4 million) with her venture into OnlyFans coming only recently.
UFC fighters take to OnlyFans
Former UFC lightweight champion and current top contender to the vacant belt Charles Oliveira has a significantly lower net worth of about $1.3 million. His most recent opponent Gaethje has an estimated figure of $4 million, closer to Palmer but still lower than her by a clear margin.
Female athletes in the UFC have taken to other areas to diversify their sources of income. Paige VanZant is a well-known name that left the promotion in favor of BKFC due to contract disputes. ’12 Gauge’ stated that she made more money outside of fighting in the UFC through her social media enterprises.
VanZant has been reported to make an eye-watering amount of money from her OnlyFans account where she posts risque photos for her subscribers.
Another female fighter with an active OnlyFans account is Kay Hansen. The jiu-jitsu expert was recently cut from the UFC after her most recent against Piera Rodriguez at UFC 273. She faced a lot of heat from the community for being unfocused as she dropped three in a row before being let go.