Paige VanZant reveals assembly with Stephanie McMahon concerning crossover

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13 Nov 2018, 22:45 IST

Could Paige VanZant swap the Octagon for the squared circle?
May Paige VanZant swap the Octagon for the squared circle?

What is the story?

After Ronda Rousey shocked the world by swapping UFC for WWE earlier within the 12 months, rumours have been rife about a number of stars switching from the Octagon to the squared circle.

One such title that at all times rises to the highest of the record is Paige VanZant – who confirmed she met with Stephanie McMahon final week.

In case you did not know…

The 24-year-old VanZant has by no means been one to draw back from the limelight outdoors of the Octagon, making it to the finals of Dancing With The Stars, profitable the superstar version of Chopped, and in addition showing as a visitor in Hell’s Kitchen – and he or she’s by no means been coy about crossing over to WWE both.

Actually, VanZant even spoke of her WWE aspirations again in 2016, after which once more earlier this 12 months in a video you may watch beneath.

I’m a fighter initially however, if the chance ever got here knocking, I’m not one to show alternatives down. I feel it’s an incredible organisation, and I’d positively like to work with them [WWE].

The center of the matter

Talking with MMA Weekly just lately, UFC star Paige VanZant revealed that she met with Stephanie McMahon final week whereas the pair have been at Net Summit in Portugal.

There’s most likely enormous potential for a crossover down the road and naturally I’m a giant fan of what they do, so it could be nice to be part of. I acquired the chance to speak to Stephanie for a little bit bit on Tuesday which was nice.

VanZant additionally spoke of the potential of a transfer into WWE, stating that switching to skilled wrestling “would swimsuit her”.

I’m not prepared to go away the UFC simply but. I really like being an expert fighter and I nonetheless have a protracted profession forward of me. I additionally assume the WWE is an incredible group and it’s a really athletic leisure business which might swimsuit me.

Paige VanZant last fought Jessica-Rose Clark in January
Paige VanZant final fought Jessica-Rose Clark in January

What’s subsequent?

Paige VanZant hasn’t fought in UFC since January, after shedding by way of unanimous resolution to Jessica-Rose Clark. The 24-year-old has been sidelined ever since with a damaged arm however is at the moment scheduled to face Rachael Ostovich on January 19th, 2019.

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Gary Cassidy is a contract journalist from Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in skilled wrestling with Sportskeeda.
Gary has ten years’ writing expertise and a 2:1 Honours diploma, and can be a subtitler engaged on each reside and prerecorded broadcast for tv channels throughout the UK, USA and Australia.

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