UFC fighter Cindy Dandois is following in the footsteps of former Supercars driver Renee Gracie, starting an Only Fans account due to financial worries.
Dandois has announced her X-rated career switch after losing her gym because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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“I lost my gym during this Covid-lockdown, no help from our government and fights cancelled,... leaving me with big financial problems,” the 35-year-old wrote on Twitter.
“I decided to make an Only Fans so I can collect the money to re-open the gym and give the youngsters their home back.”
I lost my gym during this Covid-lockdown, no help from our gouvernement and fights cancelled,... leaving me with big financial problems. I descided to make an Only Fans so I can collect the money to re-open the gym and give the youngsters their home back. https://t.co/MrlSr9hLLv pic.twitter.com/2OwRACfyMt— Cindy Dandois (@DandoisCindy) June 28, 2020
Only Fans is a website that charges users a monthly subscription for explicit images and videos.
“If you want to support me, go and subscribe,” the Belgian also wrote on Instagram.
“There will be pictures and little messages and the possibility to chat with me privately … BUT don’t ask for porn cause that’s a no go … since I am still a full time teacher I will not post too crazy stuff.”
Dandois’ announcement got the backing of fellow former UFC fighter Angela Magana.
“You rock girl! Wish you were here with me in Puerto Rico. We could train together at my gym,” Magana commented.
Dandois’ one and only fight in UFC came three years ago, losing to Alexis Davis by unanimous decision.
She has also fought in Bellator and has a four-fight winning streak, beating Eleni Mytilinaki at Cage Survivor 14 in December.
Dandois has a 16-5 professional record and has lost only three of her last 14 fights.
Renee Gracie’s switch to adult industry
Similar to Dandois, former Australian Supercars driver Gracie has also ventured into the world of Only Fans.
Gracie stunned the motorsport world when she revealed she’d turned her back on the sport for a career in adult films.
The first woman to compete full-time in the sport, Gracie now has her own website where she sells pictures and movies for a monthly subscription fee.
After claiming she made nothing from seven years as a race car driver, Gracie says she can now pull in up to $25,000 a week.
The 25-year-old said she understood going public with her career switch would close the door to any future return to Supercars.
“I didn’t go into this blind,” Gracie said.
“I mean I had no idea it would be where it is today but I did a lot of research before I did it. I understood what was involved. I knew things would be leaked, I knew it would be controversial, I knew all of that.
“I did all the research and made the decision to do it. In my first six days I made 24,000 US and that is when I realised I could really do something with this.”