Ex-UFC star Pearl Gonzalez’s provocative dance video caused a stir this week.
Gonzalez, who is one of the most well-known female mixed martial arts fighters of her generation, successfully parlayed a relatively short stint with Dana White’s UFC promotion into a successful social media influencing career.
Despite going winless during her time in the UFC, Gonzalez left enough of a mark to continue to thrive throughout her stints at other MMA promotions and with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
This week, Gonzalez showed off her massive online reach when she caused something of a stir with her provocative dance video.
“Drop dead gorgeous,” one fan wrote.
“So nice,” another agreed.
This isn’t the first time Gonzalez has set the internet ablaze in this fashion. Between her wild boat party video, very provocative airport outfit and racy chest tattoo, she is something of a mainstay in the news cycle.
Plus, there is also just her usual social media output. It too never disappoints.
Some Mondays be like that.. GM! ✨☕️
Big picture, Gonzalez has been able to accomplish something that a lot of other male and female MMA fighters have failed at. She has established a certain level of fame and notoriety outside the cage.
Nate Diaz (and his wife) are obviously very well known. Ditto for Valerie Loureda, thanks to her knack for provocative outfits. And Conor McGregor, of course, is the biggest example of this. The fact that he could withstand his mom’s recent controversy and receive no notable backlash is a telling indicator of how above everyone else he is. But Gonzalez is on a very small list.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/oH1hmoLNIR
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 4, 2023
Now, no matter what happens with her fighting career, she can keep getting paid off that indefinitely.
What will Gonzalez ultimately go viral for next? Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.