Eventually evening’s UFC 251 Paige VanZant was handed her fourth loss in her final six fights. The previous Dancing With The Stars finalist was subbed by Amanda Ribas—through armbar—in simply over two minutes.
UFC President Dana White gave his former headliner a harsh evaluation throughout his post-fight press convention (per MMA Preventing).
“If you discuss all that stuff, ‘I’m not being paid sufficient,’ and preventing inconsistently, one time within the final 12 months, accidents, after which bought smoked within the first spherical of the struggle, she ought to undoubtedly check free company.”
The feedback White was referring to incorporate VanZant’s disclosure that she made more cash on one season of Dancing With The Stars in 2016 than she had over everything of her six-year UFC profession. Lately VanZant additionally introduced that the Ribas struggle was the final on her UFC contract and that she can be different promotions as soon as that was over.
“I should be paid to make it value it,” mentioned VanZant when discussing her potential free company with MMA Preventing.
VanZant joined the UFC in 2014 and had a profitable debut; beating Kailin Curran by TKO. She then beat Felice Herrig by resolution and Alex Chambers by submission. These wins vaulted VanZant to a primary occasion reverse future UFC strawweight champion Rose Namjunas in 2015.
Round this time VanZant turned a favoured advertising and marketing instrument of the UFC and infrequently appeared in promotional spots for the corporate. Towards Namajunas she misplaced through rear bare choke. She then rebounded with a spotlight reel swap kick KO over Bec Rawlings. That earned her one other primary occasion slot—reverse Michelle Waterson.
She misplaced to the ‘Karate Hottie’ and Jessica-Rose Clark instantly afterwards. She then beat Rachael Ostovich in her final look previous to UFC 251.
Along with showing on Dancing With The Stars, VanZant additionally appeared on the Meals Community present Chopped. Throughout her UFC tenure she additionally modeled for Nike and Columbia Sportswear. In 2018 the 26-year-old launched a biography titled Rise: Surviving the Combat of My Life.