The fighter’s shirt, sporting a profane political message, may soon be for sale with proceeds benefiting veterans organizations.
(Big League Politics) – A mixed martial arts fighter who won her competition while wearing a viral t-shirt now says she plans to auction the shirt and give 100 per cent of the proceeds to a popular veterans charity.
Part of the revival of bare knuckle boxing, Sheena Starr won a competition over the weekend while wearing the viral, profanity sporting t-shirt. Fans and detractors across social media expressed their support for their fighter and bemusement at the political message emblazoned on her shirt.
— E. Casey Leydon (@ekc) April 7, 2019
— MMALondon (@mmanewslondon) April 7, 2019
Starr won the bare knuckle boxing competition after landing several blows to her opponent’s eye, forcing the referee to end the fight.
According to her Facebook page, Starr now plans to set up an auction for the shirt and give 100 per cent of the proceeds to 22 2 None and The Together We Can Campaign, a group seeking to aid veterans after they return to the United States.
“Average 22 veterans commit suicide every day,” wrote Starr. “22 to [sic] MANY!” She added that she has “seen first-hand the wonderful things this charity does for our veterans,” and is happy to support them.
22 2 None is a non-profit organization “lead by a board of fellow Veterans to help raise awareness and provide support in hopes to combat veteran suicide,” while The Together We Can Campaign is a related group showing veteran advocates who work to end veteran suicide.
She is asking her friends and supporters for help finding the proper venue to auction the shirt before announcing further details.
Looking for suggestions on what would be the best platform and also the most user-friendly platform to auction off my…
This is not the first time Starr wore explicit clothing during one of her matches, previously wearing a shirt with the self deprecating words “I Have No T*ts” to one of her fights earlier this month.
— Sheena Puma Starr (@StarrPuma) April 5, 2019