Former UFC star Bec Rodriguez is a mixed martial artist and bare-knuckle boxer who hasn’t been afraid to take risks during her professional career.
The Australian brawler, known as Bec Rawlings before her recent marriage to professional boxer Adrian Rodriguez, fought Paige VanZant and Jessica-Rose Clark before joining Bellator and has now joined the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. She is now booked to fight Britain Hart on Friday June 24.
As well as being proud of her in-ring accomplishments, including helping BKFC break into the mainstream, she views her decision to join adult content platform OnlyFans as another big risk that paid off. despite some doubts about the career change.
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“I think a lot of people were a little scared to switch to OnlyFans for fear of backlash.
“Like, ‘Ooh do you do porn? Are you a porn star?’ They were a little scared of that, of the stigma that OnlyFans had behind it.
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“I pride myself on not caring what other people think. So I take the gamble and it pays off.”
Rodriguez, who also spoke about his first stint at BKFC which lasted between 2018 and 2019, spoke openly about being one of the first fighters on OnlyFans.
This decision was followed by VanZant, among others, who now admit to being completely financially secure after setting up their own private content site.
Despite her success away from MMA and boxing, Rodriguez insists she’s still a fighter first as she looks to record a win in her first fight since beating Elina Kallionidou in Bellator in 2020.
“I’m chomping at the bit,” she said.
“It’s been two years since I fought. It’s out of my control. It’s really frustrating to be honest, because I’ve been in and out of fight camp for about a year now. I’m ready to punch ab ** ** in the face.”