Reigning Australian boxing world champion Ebanie Bridges recently engaged in an Instagram Q and A session with her fans, providing intriguing insights into her thoughts on various topics. Among the questions was one about former UFC champion Francis Ngannou set to face Tyson Fury in the Middle East on October 28.
Surprisingly, Bridges candidly revealed that she had never heard of the formidable MMA heavyweight superstar leaving her without an opinion on him.
She said: “To be honest I’ve never heard of the guy, never seen him. So, I don’t know.”
While Bridges may not have been aware of Francis Ngannou, she was familiar with former UFC competitor Paige VanZant. In fact Bridges expressed her interest in collaborating with VanZant on OnlyFans, a platform both athletes have utilized to enhance their popularity as female combatants in the world of combat sports.
She said: “‘We were actually talking about that (a collaboration).”
Earlier the week, Ebanie Bridges addressed the recent controversy surrounding OnlyFans star Daniella Hemsley. She had flashed the crowd after winning her first boxing match. The celebration after the match stirred heated discussions within the sports community, with some prominent figures criticising her actions.
As someone who is known for wearing provocative lingerie at weigh-ins, Bridges had a unique perspective on the matter. She defended the notion of “influencer boxing,” emphasizing the distinction between her own weigh-in attire and Hemsley’s actions.
Bridges stated: “I think tonight all y’all that complain / about me & say I ‘show my t**s’ saw what ‘showing your t**s’ actually looks like… something I’d never do. There is weighing in in Underwear like everyone else… but having big boobs…. And then there’s actually showing ur t**s on TV.”
Ebanie Bridges took the opportunity to clear up misconceptions about her own persona. Despite her risqué weigh-in attire, she stressed that she had never crossed the line to reveal more than she intended.
She continued: “I get why she’s done it… she’s an ‘influencer’ it’s all about views & she knows it would break the internet, get views & everyone would be talking about it. So she has succeeded in that… it’s influencer boxing their goal is to break the internet. But now please stop saying I show my t*s LOL cos i f***en don’t. And I don’t need to to break the internet I do that clothed.”
“Ps – she had great b*obs tbf hahaha & anyone who is going on about how it’s bad for women’s boxing – firstly it’s influencer boxing & secondly, it’s really not going to effect it, let’s be real. All it’s gonna do is get that influencer more exposure, more followers & more money.”