MMA fighter and OnlyFans model Alice Ardelean has been forced to train at a new gym after partners of male fighters she trained with complained about her.
The 30-year-old had been training at Ronin MMA in Birmingham before hateful comments made by her former training partners’ wives about her OnlyFans account, which she started in order to fund her dream of becoming a UFC fighter, forced her to go elsewhere.
Ardelean told the Daily Star: “I used to train at a gym when I started OnlyFans and I kept getting dirty looks.
“I even had a few messages from wives from guys in the gym saying ‘you are such a whatever’ and calling me names. They were afraid their husbands would subscribe I was forced to move gyms to avoid all this drama. In reality the only reason why I was doing OnlyFans was to be able to pay for my training, nutritionist and gym equipment every day.”
She added: “I was just minding my own business but the hate was there. Some of the hate was nasty and women in the gym were complaining about me. It was just embarrassing. It was like, shut up, I am not here to take your man. This is just my job and I’m not interfering with your job. It’s not my fault if your husband was on my OnlyFans or not.”
Ardelean takes home approximately £10,000 a month from her OnlyFans account, which is a huge difference to the £600 monthly salary she used to receive when she worked as a security officer.
2022 was a frustrating year for the fighter as her bouts in South Africa and Northampton were both called off due to her opponents pulling out.
Ardelean revealed that she took up MMA after she was bullied for her weight.
She said: “I used to be bullied because I was a bit chubby. I started doing MMA about 12 years ago because the guys were a bit aggressive and I was scared somebody was going to hurt me.
“It is really weird because some of my bullies have been sliding into my DMs which is funny. I'm now known in MMA all around the world and popular for having one of the biggest and roundest booties.”
Ardelean’s next scheduled fight is in March when she competes for the EFC strawweight title.
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