It’s not easy being a professional fighter, and it is even more challenging to be a woman competing in cages and rings. However, when women get on the biggest stages in their respective combat sports, they have showcased their greatness and a unique flair that sometimes opens the doors to additional unique opportunities.
Take bare-knuckle fighter Tai Emery, who defeated opponent Rung-Arun Khunchai by KO at 1:41 of Round 1 of BKFC Thailand 3 in Bangkok, Thailand, last Saturday. However, beyond the fast finish, Emery was so excited by the victory that she jumped on the ropes and flashed the crowd to the world’s amazement.
Now the liberating power of breaking the so-called rules of decency has been acceptable for men forever. The soccer player taking off their shirts during an emotional celebration after scoring an important goal for their team is ubiquitous in the game. Emery is bringing that energy into the squared circle, which has boosted her online presence; specifically, her OnlyFans numbers have skyrocketed.
"Interesting celebration right there by Tai Emery."
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) September 3, 2022
OnlyFans is a subscription-based platform where artists, entertainers, sex workers, and others monetize their influence. Emery and many other women fighters have turned to the platform to cash in on their in-ring brilliance, and for Emery, the spur-of-the-moment flash exploded her susbscription business.
Emery’s OnlyFans page saw a 6,150 percent increase in her fans paying to access her online content.
“Honestly, it’s been one of the best things to happen,” Emery said to MMAFighting. “I’ve always said that as long as you’re always truly just being yourself in every moment, nothing bad can come from it.
“I’m sure there was a lot of people worried that I was going to get backlash in Thailand [because] it’s actually illegal for women to show their breasts, but it’s legal for a man that has fake breasts to be able to expose his chest. Being in a country that’s mostly Buddhist, there could’ve been a lot of backlash, but honestly, from every single country there’s been a lot of support.
Emery’s OnlyFans charges fans $10 a month to access her online content. Now she’s gone from making $400 a month to around $25,000 a month, which is $300,000 a year.
Once a player in the Lingerie Football League, Emery has never been scared to make bold statements, and now she plans to make the flash her signature celebration.
“Holy moly, my OnlyFans went maybe 40 to maybe [2,500], or something like that,” Emery said to TMZ. “I’m trying to get it to a point where maybe there’s like gonna be a reflection of a sea of t**ties just looking back at me in like this army of salute, from men to women.”
Emery, an Australian who has competed as an amateur in mixed martial arts and fought Muay Thai before bare-knuckle fighting, feels she has found her home and has a multi-fight deal with BKFC in the States.
“Everything is positive, positive, positive, which is why it’s been so bloody good because it wasn’t meant to make anyone feel some type of way negatively, but if that’s what they’re going to feel, than I think they need to have a look at themselves to see why that’s triggering them while someone is up there having a good time,” Emery continued to MMAFighting. “I’m sure there are ladies who probably flashed their t**s for a free Bundy rum back home in Australia, but c’mon, I just knocked a b***h out.”
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