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Ex-UFC star says she earned more money on OnlyFans in 24 hours than her 7-year fighting career

Ex-UFC star says she earned more money on OnlyFans in 24 hours than her 7-year fighting career

Paige VanZant says she's been very lucky to have success after her MMA days.

Paige VanZant is raking in the cash at the moment and it's not due to her prowess in the octagon.

The 29-year-old was a UFC fighter from Oregon who racked up eight wins from 13 fights.

She eventually left the sport after seven years in 2020 following her loss to Amanda Ribas via a submission in the first round of their match at UFC 251.

While she signed onto the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship not longer after her departure from UFC, she decided to go into OnlyFans last year.

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During an interview with Barstool Sports' OnlyStans podcast, she revealed she how lucrative that decision has been.

"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.

"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."

That's pretty impressive considering she spent more than half a decade in the octagon.

However, it might say more about the measly money offered to female fighters.

Paige was candid in 2019 about how she makes more cash from her Instagram posts than she does beating others to a pulp.

She had around two million followers at the time she made those comments and it seems like she was bringing in a decent amount from sponsored posts.

Speaking on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show, VanZant said: "The hard thing for me to put in perspective is with endorsements I make way more money sitting at home, posting pictures on Instagram, than I do fighting.

"With endorsement deals and everything I pull in from social media, I would actually be 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.

"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."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Paige Vanzant. Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

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