MMA reporter and media character Nina Marie Daniele (known as Nina Drama) defended meantime heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall amid grievance for asking her a blatantly sexual question for the duration of an interview.
Nina Drama, 35, and Aspinall, 30, filmed a segment in advance of UFC 295 in New York City remaining week. A clip from the 24-minute interview wherein Aspinall asked Daniele if she has been ‘f*ed with the aid of an MMA fighter earlier than’ speedy went viral on social media. As a result, Aspinall faced backlash on-line from fanatics accusing him of sexual harassment.
‘I virtually love Tom Aspinall’s humor!’ Daniele said in a tweet. ‘The purpose he requested me that loopy question is due to the fact we observe every different on IG and [he] sees all of the crazy weird questions my fans question me.’
Daniele defined how the clip changed into taken out of context and encouraged enthusiasts to observe the complete interview. Daniele additionally praised Aspinall for his ‘superb persona’ and mentioned the distinction between American and British humor.
‘Aspinall is funny AF and he didn’t offend me AT ALL!’ Daniel introduced. ‘He became seeking to get a reaction out of me and he were given an awesome one lol. I asked him some crazy ass questions too!’
Nina Drama backs Tom Aspinall: No offense in his bold question!
A former playboy model and long-time MMA fan, Nina Drama commenced running for the UFC final summer season.
Daniele has since been chargeable for interviews that showcase warring parties’ lighter and funnier facets. On more than one activities, Daniele made sexual jokes to get a reaction from opponents.
Aspinall’s interview was no longer the primary time a Daniele acquired an outlandish comment from a fighter.
In October, UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland told Daniele: ‘You’re here to show your t***, now not your mind, relax.’
Daniele joked approximately the backlash Aspinall acquired in some other tweet.
‘I can not trust the media attempted to cancel Tom Aspinall over a 10 2d clip,’ Daniele wrote. ‘I did not take it as sexual harassment… I took it as sexual haRIZZment.
‘Anyone who is making an attempt to cancel @AspinallMMA can pass get f*ed (respectfully) LOL.’