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The UFC's Richest Ring Girl Is Reportedly Worth More Than A Decorated, Legendary Champion

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The UFC's Richest Ring Girl Is Reportedly Worth More Than A Decorated, Legendary Champion

The UFC's richest ring girl, Arianny Celeste, is reportedly worth more than former two-division champion and octagon legend Amanda Nunes.

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Celeste has been with UFC since 2006 and scooped up six Ringcard Girl of the Year honours at the World MMA awards during her time in the promotion.

The 36-year-old has posed for Playboy, Sports Illustrated and FHM while working for Dana White's company and has an OnlyFans page.

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Nunes, meanwhile, is regarded as one of the greatest female fighters in history and previously held the bantamweight and featherweight title simultaneously.


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She dropped the bantamweight title to Julianna Pena at UFC 269 back in December but still holds featherweight gold.

The Wealthy Gorilla calculated Nunes' worth to be $4million (£3million) after nine years in UFC.

It means she's just short of Celeste, who is worth $4.5 million (£3.4 million) according to The Wealth Record.

Nunes earned a $500,000 purse for her loss to Pena and is looking face her once again to reclaim her belt.

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Celeste posted for Playboy back in November 2010 and it ended up being a top seller in that calendar year.

Amanda Nunes in action against Holly Holm. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Amanda Nunes in action against Holly Holm. (Image Credit: Alamy)

She's often stood up for how much UFC ring girls are paid, after criticism from a number of top fighters.

Ronda Rousey and most recently, Khabib Nurmagomedov have been vocal when it comes to ring girls in MMA.

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Nurmagomedov even went as far as calling them 'the most useless people' in the sport last year.

"I've work over 15 years in this industry and learned it's easier just to simply NOT CARE," she posted to Instagram.

"For 15 years we have been more than just ring girls - we have dedicated time in promoting UFC and showing love and time to our die hard fans through touring the world and personal appearances.

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"And while the world is very different right now, I can still feel that energy and love every time we have a show with an audience.

"It's taken me 15 years of hard work, dedication, and time to be:

"A bad ass independently wealthy female.

"A real estate investor and owner of not just 1 but 3 homes/properties one located in LA -which is expensive AF.

"And a female who is not afraid to take risks and build for my future.

"You can call us useless, but to people like me who have worked this hard, it slips right off my shoulders.

"My life is too good to be unhappy. You don't have to like me, but you will respect me. Last but not least, please tell me why reporters and have nothing better to talk about than the ring girls? There has to be way better things to ask about!!

"Next subject."

Featured Image Credit: Arianny Celeste/Instagram

Topics: Amanda Nunes, UFC

Daniel Marland
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