Meet boxing and MMA's sexiest power couple Daniella Hemsley and Akonne Wanliss who are both OnlyFans stars | The Sun
DANIELLA HEMSLEY and her MMA fighter boyfriend Akonne Wanliss might be combat sports' newest power couple.
Hemsley is an OnlyFans star-turned influencer boxer who recently went viral for flashing her boobs after a win.
And partner Wanliss is also her coach when he is not training himself and opened up on how the two first got together.
He told SunSport: “We met on Instagram, I think I slid into the DMs, we argue about this all the time.
“We were planning on going on holiday without even meeting each other, it was crazy.
“We ended up meeting and going to a lovely little bar and restaurant and had a great time, really hit it off and found out we had so much in common.”
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Wanliss was a male stripper for ten years before giving up to focus on his MMA career.
But he still finds time to juggle boyfriend and coaching duties.
He said: “The type of person I am, I feel like that kind of dynamic works.
“I can switch my mind of and be very militant and be like, ‘You’re not my girlfriend right now, I’m the coach and you’ll listen to me.’
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“It’s hard, don’t get me wrong because it’s tough seeing your missus going through the fighters’ life, it’s not easy.
“Sometimes you don’t have a good sparring day, then she’s crying and you have to choose whether to be by her side and be the boyfriend or be the coach and lift her up.
“These things do happen but quite naturally without bigging myself up too much I do feel like a good coach and being able to get the athlete to a certain place mentally or physically.”
Wanliss, 30, defended Hemsley, 22, after Eddie Hearn slammed the influencer for her post-fight celebration prank.
He said: “I don’t know if Eddie was trying to be politically correct or wherever he was trying to come from.
“But you take one look at him and you can find loads of OnlyFans girls around Matchroom and it’s like, some on, mate you can’t say, ‘Let’s get this away from boxing.’
“He’s the one promoting it too, maybe he’s a bit jealous of KingPyn or the eyes that were on them but it’s definitely contradictory.
“Obviously, I’m going to back my missus and it’s just t****s, man. No one got harmed.”
Wanliss – who like Hemsley runs an OnlyFans account – also models but insists nothing comes close to fighting.
He said: “I could have £1million in my back pocket right now – and eventually I will do – and I’d still fight.
“I’d still turn up to the gym and train and that would lead to me still wanting to compete because I’m a very competitive person.
“It’s the competitive drive and I love the process of preparing for a fight, taking a puzzle which is in the shape of another person and trying to defeat that.
“There’s no money in the world that can buy that. Yeah, OnlyFans is great and it makes money, stripping is great and it makes money but my passion is as a martial artist.”
Hemsley has travelled to Prague to watch her man in action, with Wanliss fighting at Oktagon 45 against Georgia's Giorgi Gogotchuri.
The British prospect wants to go down as a legend in the sport having made a name for himself outside of it.
He said: “My biggest goal is to be pound-for-pound No1 in MMA.
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"I want to leave my career the best that I can be and I don’t see anything less than No1.
“Whatever I’ve got to do. Right now my main focus is the Oktagon title and each fight I’ll be climbing and climbing.”
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