That set off yet another wave of rage tweeting, virtue signaling, and click chasing—and all of it, it turns out, was based on a big, dumb misunderstanding. Rae was never hired by the UFC, a source connected to the UFC told VICE. Instead, she attended UFC 264 as a VIP guest, the source close to the UFC said. “She wasn’t paid.”Rae’s dad is a big fan of the UFC, according to the source. The UFC gained exposure to Rae’s fans, some of whom might not have followed the UFC before, and in exchange, Rae got exposure to UFC fans, some of whom might not have followed her before.