UFC 282’s Billy Quarantillo Discusses Partnership with OnlyFans

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Billy Quarantillo, UFC 268 media day Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Leading into this weekend’s fight at UFC 282, Billy Quarantillo has been offering his fans a behind the scenes look at preparation and his life via a vlog series. However, unlike many fighters who have gone this route, you won’t find him on the standard social media channels or video streamers – and there’s a reason why.

“The vlog series is something that I’ve wanted to do for a very long time and I didn’t want to just put it on regular Instagram or regular YouTube for a few different reasons,” Quarantillo explained. “Obviously, I don’t want my opponent and just whoever to watch it.”

His strong desire to document the journey he’s on so he could one day look back at it had him looking for different, more secure, options. Lucky for him, one of those options actually happened to find him.

“Out of nowhere, the company OnlyFans approached me and my manager. They were interested in sponsoring me, but they wanted a certain amount of content,” he said. “So it kind of worked out perfectly. I kind of have that shield [from anonymous viewers]. And I’m not charging for the OnlyFans. It’s completely free.”

Of course, Quarantillo had a few reservations about it. The stigma around the site was not one he was sure he wanted around his brand. However, after a talk with some of the people in charge of the site’s content, he liked what he heard.

“I know a lot of people look at OnlyFans in a certain light – they think it’s just women doing all kinds of graphic stuff,” Quarantillo said. “But they’re actually trying to go a lot more mainstream signing a lot of different fighters, boxers, athletes, racecar drivers, artists.”

You can check out the behind the scenes vlog for yourself at Billy’s linktree. You can also check out his fight with Alexander Hernandez this weekend at UFC 282 on ESPN+.

You can hear the entire audio of this interview at 2:00.