Tai Emery responds to Britain Hart’s thoughts on viral flashing celebration: ‘Just shut the f*** up’


Tai Emery had a memorable knockout, followed by a viral post-fight celebration at the most recent BKFC Thailand event — a celebration that not all fighters took kindly to.

Emery picked up a first-round knockout at BKFC Thailand 3 in September against Rung-Arun Khunchai and then proceeded to flash the crowd in attendance. In an interview with MMA Fighting, now BKFC strawweight champion, and one-time flyweight title challenger Britain Hart reacted to Emery’s celebration and felt like it “could be interpreted as a slap in the face to real, hard-working fighters,” amongst other thoughts.

Ahead of Emery’s upcoming bout against Po Denman at BKFC Thailand 4 this Saturday, Emery responded to Hart’s thoughts.

“Just shut the f*** up,” Emery told MMA Fighting. “Look away [if you don’t like it]. I’m a hard worker. I’m one of the most hardworking people you will ever meet. I had 10 years as a bloody electrician. You can find the details. B ****, Have you ever dug a trench? Dig some trenches, go f****** crawl through some ceilings, run a man’s world, then become a pro f****** football player that becomes the best in the world at tackling, and then comes to your sport and f****** has a good go?

“Anyone who wants to claim that I am not hardworking, please. I believe my resume and hard work speak for themselves. I shouldn’t even have to say this.”

Emery knows that she still has some way to go before she can fight the same fighters as Christine Ferea (current flyweight champion Christine Ferea), but she is happy with this in order for her to gain experience as a bare-knuckle opponent.

But for Hart, or anybody else that is criticizing the 35-year-old’s work ethic to get to this place, Emery understands that it’s going to be part of the game as long as she competes, but she in no way feels like she’s disrespecting women.

“One lesson I have learned from this sport is that you can win the championship, but within 10 second, someone is going to jump on that train [sometimes] just to give their opinion [has] value. It does have worth because it’s an opinion and everyone is allowed to have one,” Emery said.

“While some people will feel disregarded, others are going to be respected. Some will be liberated by it, other people will feel like, ‘Oh, what has she done to women?’ I’ve dedicated my entire life as a woman to not fit a stereotype and just be myself. Literally. the first female electrical contractor, I’m the first female thermographer, I’ve dominated a male’s world. It’s hard to believe anyone would say that I would disrespect women or other hardworking fighters. I have literally lived off concrete and eaten one egg per day at a Muay Thai Gym in f Thailand. I mean, how can you disrespect Britain Hart? ?”

What is the matter?

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/12/7/23498358/tai-emery-responds-to-britain-harts-thoughts-on-viral-flashing-celebration-just-shut-the-f-up?rand=96749