MMA star Paige VanZant says she’s earned more money in 24 hours on OnlyFans than her UFC career
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Ex-UFC fighter Paige VanZant has revealed that she made more money on OnlyFans than her entire fighting career.
The 29-year-old joined UFC back in 2013 and faced Kailin Curran in her first bout in 2014.
After winning her first fight, VanZant’s popularity grew, which led to her signing big sponsorship deals including sportswear brand Reebok.
VanZant has a MMA record of eight wins and five losses. In a recent interview with Barstool Sports’ OnlyStans Show, she admitted making more money on OnlyFans than her UFC career.
She said: “Yes, OnlyFans has been my largest source of income, I would say combined in my fighting career, I think I’ve made more money in 24 hours on OnlyFans than I have in my entire fighting career.
“I would say when I made the switch to OnlyFans...there’s a lot of stuff I’ve done in my career...I’ve been really fortunate that my career even outside of the UFC and outside of fighting has been pretty successful.”
VanZant added: “I've worked pretty hard in other industries and trying to crossover to like I guess a more of a mainstream personality.
“But yes, OnlyFans is definitely been my largest source of income. I would say combined in my fighting. I think I made more money in 24 hours on OnlyFans than I had in my entire fighting career.”
VanZant also revealed that she would lose out financially if she quit her work outside of fighting.
She said: “With endorsement deals and everything I pull in from social media, I would actually be [at] a loss just taking a fight and focusing on that.
“If I were to stop everything I do outside of fighting and take a fight, I would be at a loss financially.”
VanZant left UFC in 2020 and joined the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. She was scheduled to face Charisa Sigala in August 2022 but it was cancelled after originally being rescheduled.