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Ebanie Bridges believes Conor McGregor uses her for clout, but she’s not complaining.
Bridges, 37, teamed up with the UFC superstar as an ambassador for McGregor’s Forged Irish Stout and the pair have since struck up a close friendship as a result of the partnership.
Bridges told Best Gambling Sites: ‘He uses me for clout really. He’s sponsoring me to get his brand out. That’s what sponsors do.
‘We met at the AJ fight and I wore his brand there, because he’s using me to get his brand out. Otherwise he’d be wearing a stout shirt.
‘But we work together because he knows – me and him – will get people talking about his brand.
Ebanie Bridges claims UFC superstar Conor McGregor uses her for clout
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‘It’s not that I need him, but we both help each other out, we are both an asset to each other’s brands, we both help build each other, it’s not one-sided.
‘They reached out to me, it wasn’t me chasing them.’
Bridges has garnered a huge following on social media since leaving Australia for the United Kingdom and has made a name for herself with her OnlyFans account and eye-catching weigh in outfits.
She said: ‘Obviously being attached to one of the biggest sports people in the world, one of the most recognisable names in the world, being attached to that is obviously going to grow my exposure, it’s going get me more fans, it’s going to get me more subscriptions to my OnlyFans.
‘More followers on my Instagram and in the end more money. And in turn, we will both grow from it. It’s a positive in many ways. But I get more hate as well.’
The IBF bantamweight champion takes on Avril Mathie in her next bout, which she has dubbed the ‘battle of the boobs’ in an attempt to attract more attention.
Bridges says that the relationship with McGregor is mutually beneficial
‘I called it the battle of boobs because it will sell. It’s all about selling. Eyes on the sport. Eyes on me,’ she added.
‘If I call it the ‘Battle of the Boobs’ people are going to check it out. It’s changing the look of boxing and showing different looks.
‘It’s showing you can be a model and be feminine and still box. You don’t need to be masculine if you want to box.
‘It’s about showing little girls they don’t have to be hairdressers and models, they can do what boys do.’