The remuneration of the combatants has always been a hot topic of discussion in the mixed martial arts (MMA), in particular in the arena of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). But since Jon Jones has revealed that he would leave his title as light heavyweight after a financial dispute with the UFC, the fighters expressing their grievances with the promotion have been the new standard.
The last fighter to mention the stubs of the low-paid are achieved thanks to the promotion is Paige VanZant. While “Gauge 12” don snapped, not exactly in the UFC or was not asking for an immediate salary increase, she said Ariel Helwani of ESPN she has made more money during her stint on “Dancing with the Stars” that she did in his eight UFC fights … combined.
Not to mention that she earns a lot more money on Instagram only to be hit in the face.
Then it’s heading toward what could be his last fight for the promotion to the UFC, 251 against Amanda Ribas on July 11, VanZant is ready to put everything at stake. That said, she does not feel that its value will not fluctuate if she leaves “Fight Island” with a win, a loss or a draw.
“I want to make my proofs. I want to prove how good I am. I know I worked hard. So, no, the pressure is not higher, and I really feel that my value does not change, whether I win or I lose “, she said in a recent interview with ESPN. “I’m always set for success and I’ll always be Paige VanZant, but this is not to say that I’m not going to go down there and beat me to death. This fight has more for me than any fight in my entire life. I’m ready to put everything out there. ”
Indeed, VanZant has shown that it has an attraction crossed with the factor “it” and ran on “DWTS,” which has a view very close to win it all, losing to Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd in the final.
However, VanZant is looking for a new contract, not an extension, of the UFC or another promotion. And she is more than willing to prove his worth because he still has a fight on his current contract with the UFC.
“I just have the impression that a steadily expanding is not what I want, and I want to prove my worth and my value – and I want a new contract. And I’m really excited to seize this opportunity and to really test the agency free of charge because how do you know what is your value unless you can go test it among all the other sharks? ”
Paige is back in the win column in his last outing, beating Rachael Ostovich in the UFC Fight Night 143 in January 2019, breaking his streak of two consecutive defeats. His return was stalled due to ongoing problems with his arm.
VanZant is currently represented by First Round Management, the same company that represents Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal, another man who recently tried the promotion in terms of compensation.