Former UFC star and current BKFC fighter Paige VanZant has joined OnlyFans following a stint with her own fan site.
Since leaving the world of MMAin 2020 following six years and nine fights under the MMA leader’s banner, VanZant has pursued a number of new opportunities and career ventures.
In an interview with MMA Fighting earlier this year, the former UFC star explained the decision, and also detailed why she chose not to go the OnlyFans route.
“I work hard for my body. I work hard for who I am, and there’s a side of me that’s extremely girly and feminine, and I get to share that on my fan site” VanZant said. “Now I think it’s becoming a lot more acceptable. Before, the OnlyFans was seen more for just like porn stars. It was a little bit more X-rated, just the view from the public. Not saying that’s actually what people have on there, but I wanted to do it my own way. I wanted to do it professionally and have my own website and that’s what I’ve done.”
In an appearance on The Sessions with Renee Paquette, ESPN analyst Laura Sanko said that she is now a better fighter than she was when she was actively competing. Sanko further added that there is still a part of her that wants to compete in MMA:
“You know Paige VanZant and I debuted on the same card on the same night [for Invicta FC]. We both got wins, [we] both got finishes… I know that if there had been an atomweight division in the UFC, I know that I could’ve gone on to have a solid career in the UFC, there is no doubt in my mind… My growth as a fighter really happened after I quit competing actively… So there is definitely a part of me that wants to get back into some form of competition.”