Paige VanZant has signed a multi-fight contract with Naked Knuckle Combating Championship after her launch from the UFC.
The previous strawweight contender was reportedly a goal for Bellator, but it’s understood she has signed a profitable deal to enter the realm of naked knuckle boxing.
ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani claims VanZant has signed a four-fight take care of BKFC, and it’s understood her debut will are available November.
The deal represents a ‘vital increase’ from her UFC contract, which got here to an finish following her defeat to Amanda Ribas at UFC 251 final month.
President Dana White advised the 26-year-old to surrender on her UFC dream shortly after the defeat to Ribas, the place he claimed she obtained ‘smoked’ following her first-round defeat.
’12 Gauge’ leaves the UFC with a 5-Four file and her professional file is 8-5 in complete, however she has by no means boxed professionally – with or with out gloves.
BKFC infamously tried to lure each Conor McGregor and Mike Tyson to the organisation, but have been unable to take action.
Paulie Malignaggi signed with the corporate and confronted McGregor’s teammate Artem Lobov, but was defeated on his debut.
Whereas Tyson’s proposed return to motion prompted a rumoured $20million supply to face Wanderlei Silva, in response to studies.