Ebanie Bridges is already used to being criticized, but that criticism reached another level when she appeared to flirt with Conor McGregor in previous events.
It all took place at the Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius fight last Saturday at London’s O2 Arena.
On Saturday night, the IBF bantamweight champion initially posted a picture of herself pulling pints of Conor McGregor’s Forged Irish Stout. Later on, she sat next to him to watch Eddie Hearn’s heavyweight show. Throughout the night, the pair were pictured together several times and seemed to play up to the cameras as McGregor even let Bridges serve him his drink at one point.
The popular Aussie boxer is receiving a ton of feedback about her budding friendship with McGregor, and apparently not all of it is good.
On Tuesday, Bridges went on Boxing King Media to clear up any confusion about her relationship with McGregor.
“It’s all about promotion, he’s a smart businessman and he always makes smart business moves..he reached out to me and said do you want to be a part of the team, be a part of the Forged army and partner up with me and help promote his stout…and what better way to promote than to get pictures with the Blonde Bomber at the Anthony Joshua fight wearing your gear and it worked didn’t it because we’ve broken the Internet again and everyone’s talking about it…It’s just business”
When it comes to McGregor’s fiancee and whether she had issues with the pictures, she had this to say:
“You think Conor McGregor would be with me in the public, doing everything that we’re doing, like getting me to be a part of his forged Army team if his fiancée had a problem with it, these people who sit at home, know nothing about show business, no nothing about celebrity and what it’s like to be famous, you have to have very very thick skin to one be a celebrity and be in a relationship with a celebrity, and she gets it.”
McGregor and Bridges first met while attending the Katie Taylor vs Chantelle Cameron fight earlier this year.
McGregor is booked to face Michael Chandler and says they will clash at UFC 296 on December 16 despite the fact he has an ongoing drug testing issue.
Bridges’ most recent fight was a bantamweight title defense bout against fellow Australian boxer Shannon O’Connell on December 10, 2022. Bridges won the fight via 8th-round TKO and defended her IBF title.
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