Paige VanZant has worked hard to make herself one of the most well-known female stars in the MMA world, but for reasons not related to the actual sport. Her track record in the world of combat sports is forgettable at best. She also revealed the ludicrous money she earns from Instagram.
The former UFC fighter signed a contract with AEW earlier this year. After a lot of training, she made her in-ring debut at AEW Double Or Nothing and was part of the winning team as well.
In her absence from AEW, VanZant continues to post tons of photos of herself on social media. While speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA show, Paige VanZant revealed that she makes more money on Instagram than she ever did in the UFC.
“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. 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.
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