Ebanie Bridges claims Conor McGregor uses her for clout as she opens up on relationship with UFC star
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Australian boxer Ebanie Bridges has claimed Conor McGregor uses her for clout, but she's happy for the UFC star to continue.
Bridges, 37, became an ambassador for McGregor's Forged Irish Stout and the pair are reaping the financial rewards of their partnership.
The UFC superstar launched the alcoholic beverage in July of this year and has acquired Bridges to promote his product at public events.
Bridges, nicknamed the 'Blonde Bomber', boasts over 800,000 followers on Instagram and is often seen with McGregor at sporting events around the world.
Explaining their relationship, 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.
"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 also mentioned that the added media attention has helped build her OnlyFans account and had a major impact on subscription numbers.
She added: "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 is due to jump in the ring with Avril Mathie on December 19.