Ex-UFC stunner Paige VanZant earns more money from Instagram than fighting – The Sun

FORMER UFC stunner Paige VanZant revealed she earns more money posting pictures on Instagram than she did risking her health in the octagon.

VanZant, 26, hit out at UFC organisers for the lack of equal pay between men and women.

The American lost the final bout of her contract against Amanda Ribas in July to finish with an 8-5 UFC record before signing with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship in August.

But VanZant, who has 2.7million followers on Instagram, previously claimed she earns more money from social media.

During a revealing interview on Ariel Helwani's MMA show last year, she said: "I make way more money sitting at home, posting pictures on Instagram, than I do fighting.

"When I did my contract negotiation the last time, the talk was, 'I can’t pay you more than a female champion.’

"Okay, but why are comparing me to just women? All of us should be getting paid more in general.

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“I want a significant pay raise, to be completely honest.

“I’ve just been extremely accomplished outside of the UFC, as well as inside of the UFC.

"Five wins in the UFC, four finishes, I’ve been main event twice, and I think someone with those accolades should be paid more.”

VanZant is set to make her much anticipated bare-knuckle debut two days before the Super Bowl in February.

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship promoter David Feldman confirmed VanZant will make her debut over that weekend in 2021.


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