Former UFC and newly signed to BKFC fighter Paige VanZant recently spoke about the remuneration she received whilst in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Paige VanZant recently spoke to Curran Bhatia on the Ask The Experts podcast. “I just know that as a professional athlete, especially with what we do and how we put our bodies on the line for a sport. I just feel that we do need to be compensated more ” VanZant began on the show. “Especially in comparison to other professional athletes.”
Paige VanZant on UFC Pay
“I know that the UFC obviously isn’t as big as the NFL or the NBA” Paige VanZant continued. “But, in retrospect? You do have to be compensated for a career like this, that can be really short. The idea is not to to do this part-time, obviously. So I’m really happy that I was able to test free agency.”
Paige VanZant would finish by saying that she now feels she can be a fighter ‘full-time.’ “I feel like if you’re not getting paid for what you’re doing? It’s not a job, it’s just a hobby. I wanted this to be my full time job. Now I’m at that point and I can truly say that fighting is 100% my career that’s gonna take me into retirement.”
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