MMA Fans Outraged After Tik Tok Star Addison Rae Lands UFC Reporting Job at UFC 264

Published 07/10/2021, 10:07 PM EDT


UFC 264 has been the talk of the town and given the stakes involved it’s easy to see why. However, there are several variables that have led to the hype, including but not limited to the media coverage. Chiefly, the MMA community was up in arms recently about the fact that Tik Tok star Addison Rae had lent her expertise to MMA reportage.

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Rae took to social media and revealed that she had been preparing for her UFC 264 reporting gig for three months. Rae has a massive presence on social media that is to the beat of over 82 million followers on Tik Tok. With such a large fanbase, the idea was that she would bring in a wave of casual fans to the UFC.

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However, MMA fans couldn’t help but brush aside the credibility and ended up criticizing the social media star on Twitter. It was evident that the MMA community wanted nothing to do with Rae who even interviewed headlining star Dustin Poirier. The consensus was that it was her privilege that landed her the job as a UFC reporter, over the existence of any skill.

The outburst on social media by fans seemed to have gained traction with the higher-ups as Rae soon updated fans on the status of her job. She revealed that she had been fired, but further details haven’t yet been made public.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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