Famous UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste didn’t take too kindly to recent criticism from UFC veterans.
Celeste addressed claims she earns more than most UFC athletes. She refuted the claim and said that ring girl gig isn’t her only source of income.
To quote UFC veteran and coach James Krause, most of UFC athletes make miniscule amounts. So much so that 10% of that wouldn’t even scratch the surface.
Previously there were claims online that Celeste out earned female UFC Goat Amanda Nunes in career earnings. This is likely true albeit not the full picture.
One of the most popular UFC ring girls Arianny Celeste is reportedly worth $4.5 million. Celeste is regarded as the ring girl veteran because she has been with the UFC for quite a long time.
The 36-year-old model has been carrying round signs for the promotion since 2006. She also earned Ring Girl of The Year honors 6 times at the World MMA awards.
Celeste talked about this topic on her TikTok account. She replied to a comment from fan saying “Literally get paid more than UFC fighters.”
“I feel like I need to address this because this has been said multiple times and it’s not true! I don’t know where the assumption is [coming from] but it’s always an article from a fighter saying, ‘We make more’ and it’s always a picture of me. So, no. I don’t make more than the fighters. I’ve been in this industry for over 15 years, and I’ve worked my a** off to be where I am in life.” Celeste said.
She added, “I have an OnlyFans that makes me money. I also put my money into real estate that makes me equity. It’s about really hustling in the position you’re given. I gotta just say the rumors are not true, so stop spreading these lies.”
The truth of the matter is that Onlyfans is a very lucrative route for any public figure with a big platform. This is why a number of male and female UFC athletes have joined.
So while Celeste likely earned much of her sizable networth via subscription only websites it’s also likely she’s cashing in as much if not more than a no-name athlete. And this is an issue due to the fact that the athlete is facing imminent danger of injury in addition to having to endure training and an increasing list of expenses.
UFC veteran Uriah Hall explained: