Paige VanZant Speaks On Making More Money On Instagram Than She Does Fighting In The UFC (PICS)
This is just sad.
Paige VanZant appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday and became just the latest UFC star to complain about the low amount of money they make as well as address the gender pay gap.
VanZant revealed that she makes more money sitting home on Instagram than putting her health at risk by fighting.
“I make way more money sitting at home, posting pictures on Instagram, than I do fighting,” VanZant told Ariel Helwani. “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,” VanZant said. “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.”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight sensation has just one fight remaining on her current deal and it does not seem like negotiations have been going well. To be fair, VanZant has only fought twice since 2016, going 1-2 in her last three bouts.
Despite the rare times she’s been in the Octagon, she made an assortment of new fans when she was a finalist on Dancing With The Stars and is one of the sports most high-profile faces.
In the meantime, she currently has 2.2 million followers on Instagram to promote various supplements and lifestyle choices.