A former ufc Star continues to make money selling her used socks and pictures of her feet to her devoted fans, making more money than she does as a fighter.
Felice Herrig, 37, who announced last month that she was retiring from the Ultimate Fighting Championship before signing a contract with Bare Knuckle Fight Club earlier this month, has spoken TMZ She lives comfortably with the profits she makes only fans.
She uses the adult photo subscription service to take photos of her feet, she said.
Some fans with foot fetishes have asked for more close-ups, revealed Herrig, who is happy to provide them.
Others, she said, have asked to buy her used socks, which she now sells for $150 each.
The money she gets from those pictures and sock sales, Herrig said, allows her to fight in her spare time instead of having to constantly fight to make money.
Former UFC fighter Felice Herrig, 37, (pictured) supports herself financially with her OnlyFans account, where she shares photos of her feet
Some fans have also asked her for more close-up photos of her feet, which she likes to do, while others have asked to buy some of her used socks – which she now sells for $150 apiece
Herrig says the money she gets from the site allows her to fight in her spare time
Herrig first launched her OnlyFans account while recovering from two knee surgeries that she said left her sidelined for nearly two years MMAFighting.com.
She wasn’t making any money back then because fighters only get paid when they fight, Herrig explained, so she started the side so she could rest and recover.
“I probably would have come back from my injury a lot sooner if it wasn’t for OnlyFans because I should have,” she told The Fighter vs. The Writer. “I probably wouldn’t have been ready, and at least I was ready for this fight.
“With OnlyFans I now get paid weekly and I have no problem getting paid and I can take care of my body like a pro athlete needs to take care of their body,” she continued, noting, “I made it ridiculous money for OnlyFans.’
Herrig attributes at least some of that success on the site to her name and brand, but she said: “It’s also nice because it’s allowed me to work on the recovery that I needed to do.
“OnlyFans made it where I don’t necessarily want to fight again,” she said. “It’s actually making me more money than I’ve ever made from fighting – and I’ve made good money from fighting.
“But if you break it down to the fact that you only get paid if you fight, not being paid to sit on the sidelines when you’re not being helped makes things stressful for you.”
Herrig has been a mixed martial artist with UFC since 2009 and has competed 24 times. She quit earlier this month and signed a fight with Bare Knuckle Fight Club. Herrig is pictured here trying to fight Kailin Curran in 2016
Herrig now says she’s making more money from her OnlyFans account than she’s ever made from the UFC
Herrig has been a UFC mixed martial artist since 2009 and has competed 24 times, including the televised UFC Fight Night.
But after a while, MMAFighter.com reports, the competition was taking its toll on her body and she started looking elsewhere for opportunities.
Finally, she signed with Bare Knuckle Fight Club earlier this month.
“BKFC is very pleased to announce this important commitment today,” said President David Feldman United States today on July 5th. “Felice was one of the UFC’s most popular fighters during her eight years with the company and sees an opportunity to succeed in bare knuckle fighting.
“We have a wealth of talented and tough fighters and look forward to seeing them fight in the square,” he added.
Herrig now says BKFC is a perfect fit for what she’s really passionate about, revealing to TMZ that she’s not very into mixed martial arts.
“Now we’ve come full circle,” she said. “I can do what I love again and boxing has always been my number one.”