Paige VanZant has a huge fan following on Instagram. She is one of the most popular female fighters in the current UFC roster. She recently came out and spoke about her UFC contract. Her contract is about to expire and she wants a significant pay raise for her new contract.
Paige is not competing in the UFC as she is injured. She is suffering from an arm injury. She appeared on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show to speak about why she wants a pay raise and why she thinks she deserves it. "I see these other stars that cross over from other organizations," VanZant said (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes).
"Take CM Punk. I don't think I have quite the same star value CM Punkdoes. It's a different industry and he has a huge fan base where he comes from. I'm not saying (the UFC) is devaluing me, but I do know how much money I make in comparison to (Punk, Greg Hardy) and I do want to show the UFC that I'm so much more than just a star outside of fighting."
Ever since being injured, she has appeared on several popular reality TV shows that have a huge hand in increasing her overall fame. She currently stand at 8 wins and 4 losses. Five of her victories were won at the UFC. She is a well-balanced an all-round fighter.