UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste has revealed she regularly receives rants from MMA fans – including grief over the issue of fighter pay.
Celeste began her career as an Octagon girl in 2006 and is a fixture at UFC events.
The 36-year-old has garnered millions of social media followers over the years and has made cash through various other platforms and financial investments.
But trolls have repeatedly targeted her, so much so that she recently decided to give her Instagram followers a glimpse of the abuse she’s been subjected to on a regular basis.
Celeste shared a direct message in which a troll branded her “useless” and asked why she was even getting paid.
Her caption for the Instagram story read: “This is why I don’t reply to DMs.
“The hate is constant. I thank God my mother raised me to be strong because otherwise I wouldn’t be able to handle it. And no, it’s not easy. Point.”
She added: “Have you ever felt unworthy, insecure, not good enough? Imagine millions of people sending you things on purpose to hurt you?
“Discrediting your hard work and just calling you a ‘pretty face who has never worked a hard day in this life.’ People you don’t even know!!
“I had to work so hard not to break in this industry.
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“I thank God every day that I can detach myself from this world.
“I don’t get into MMA things for exactly that reason.”
The American model also addressed claims that she and her fellow octagons are paid more than some fighters on the list.
In a TikTok video, she said, “I feel like I need to address this because it’s been brought up multiple times and it’s not true.
“I don’t know where the assumption is, but it’s always an article from a fighter and it says we’re doing more [than them] and it’s always a picture of me.
“So no, I don’t earn more than the fighters.”
She added, “If the fighters aren’t getting what they deserve, it’s probably because their management isn’t good.”
The mother of one Celeste insists her lavish lifestyle is funded in part by her investments and her OnlyFans.
She said: “I worked my ass off to be here and I think all the other girls work their ass off to do other things too.
“I have to say the rumors are not true. So stop spreading these lies.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6603256/ufc-news-arianny-celeste-fighter-pay/ ‘The hate is non-stop’ – Stunning UFC octagon girl Arianny Celeste lashes out at trolls after being branded ‘useless’