Former UFC fighter Paige VanZant sells first 'Kiss Card' for $13,000
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Paige VanZant may not have been in a fight for sometime, but the former UFC star has still found a way of making good money, selling her first 'Kiss Card.'
In a UFC career that saw her lose four of her five fights, including three of her final four, VanZant certainly built a following greater than her performances inside the octagon.
Her final fight for Dana White's promotion came in 2020, after which her deal with them was done and she moved to Bare Knuckle FC.
However, things didn't go well for her there either, losing her first two fights and storming off in a huff as the result of the second of those was read out.
In the near two years since losing her second BKFC fight to Rachael Ostovich, the 28-year-old has turned her attention to other avenues to make her money.
She appeared in a short run with professional wrestling promotion AEW, although her last appearance for them is nearly a year ago, after making her competitive debut.
The former flyweight has also earned more followers on OnlyFans than any other athlete, and now her latest venture has also seen her find out how much fans are willing to spend on a piece of her.
VanZant revealed on her Instagram story that she'd sold a 'Kiss Card,' literally a piece of card with her signature and kiss on it, posting, "Thank you to everyone who bid, this was a really cool experience for me."
According to TMZ, the former UFC star received 102 bids for the unique, one of one, piece of very personal memorabilia, with the winner paying $13,000.
The whole point of the exercise, other than making a ton of money for very little effort was to help her husband, Bellator fighter Austin Vanderford.
The former Middleweight world title contender, who married VanZant in 2018, has launched his own business selling and trading sports cards.
We look forward to finding out just how much his wife's Kiss Card will be worth when the buyer suddenly realises how much he's spent on nothing.
Perhaps they'll gift it back to the couple, in the same way that one very generous fan did for Matt Hancock, after winning a raffle for the politician's Newcastle United shirt.
Hancock was caught out wearing it following Newcastle's Carabao Cup final loss last month, despite it being a signed shirt, and claimed it had been given back to him.