PAIGE VANZANT is determined get a better deal wherever it may be. She claims she earned more from "Dancing with the Stars" than her entire UFC career.
The beauty of 28 years old, who is a big favorite with her 3.2 million Instagram followers, now boxes in bare knuckleboxing.
Paige VanZant claims she made more money from 'Dancing with the Stars’ than her entire UFC career
The beautiful blonde fighter is determined make a name for herself in the fight arena
Amanda Ribas, her last fight for UFC 251, was her opponent at Fight Island.
The star spoke out to say that she hopes to get a better deal after her trip in the Middle East.
VanZant, who was a part of the hit US TV series 'Dancing with the Stars’ back in 2016, said to ESPN in 2020: "I have all my hearts set and nobody will change my mind that it's my fight for my contract."
"I don’t know where my future lies. I really don’t. That's a very exciting part of my life.
"I have been with UFC for six years, and through all of this I'm still – which is crazy – on the same contract that I was on before I fought Rose [Namajunas] when I was 22-years old, and now I'm 26."
She said, "I feel like a regular extension doesn't suit me." I want to prove my worth, my value, and I need a new contract.
"I'm excited to have the chance to really test the agency free of charge because how can you find out your value if you don't go and test it with other sharks?"
VanZant claimed that she earned just $46,000 for a fight against Dana White's UFC. This figure would double for a win, which would increase her earnings to $670k if Ribas is defeated.
This is far less than the money she earned for her venture into TV and Instagram.
VanZant said, "So I make $46,000 [to display] and (another $46,000 [to win]".
"I won't hide it because everyone knows. It's possible to make a lot more by promoting brands on Instagram. That should be a sign.
"Why would you want to leave all the incredible success that I have had? "Dancing with the Stars" made me more money than my entire UFC career combined. Every fight, every win, and every bonus was accounted for.
"I love fighting. It's my passion and I gave up every sponsor to fight this fight. I have not posted anything to Instagram.
"I don't care about anything except this fight, and I feel like it's a fresh start. I am just excited to prove my worth to everyone. Fighting is what I do.
VanZant will face Charisa Sigala later in the month as part BKFC's promotion.
This is her third fight for the brand, and she's determined to win it after losing the previous two.