Paige VanZant turns down WWE offer

Top ranked UFC women’s strawweight Paige VanZant announced Thursday morning on SportsCenter that she would be returning to the Octagon in August to fight Bec Rawlings.

Prior to that however, VanZant was offered an opportunity to do an appearance in the ring at a WWE event. In addition, VanZant was offered an opportunity to appear in the remake of ‘Kickboxer’ however she declined both opportunities in order to focus on Bec Rawlings.

She spoke on SportsCenter:

“Fighting definitely comes first,” VanZant said. “I’ve recently declined to be in the ‘Kickboxer’ movie because I want to be 100 percent for this fight and train 100 percent and filming that movie was kind of going to get in the way. We couldn’t get a date set that worked with my fight schedule.

“Right now I’m 100 percent fight-focused and I would love to participate in anything the WWE has to offer when the timing’s right as long as it works with my fight schedule. I love WWE and if they ever reached out to me again I would love to work with them but right now I’m focused on Bec Rawlings.”

This comes on the heels of VanZant’s successful run on ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ in which she finished as the runner up.

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