Like all UFC fighters, flyweight contender Paige VanZant is required to wear Reebok gear when she competes inside the Octagon. Yet VanZant is also one of just a few fighters to have an additional, personal sponsorship deal with the sports apparel company — at least she used to be.
Speaking on her social media channels earlier this week, Paige VanZant announced that her personal sponsorship deal with the sports apparel company has come to an end.
— Paige VanZant (@paigevanzant) January 2, 2019
“As my contract has come to an end I regret to share that Reebok has decided not to resign me with their company,” VanZant wrote on social media (h/t WMMARankings.com). “I am so blessed to have been partnered with such an amazing team for so long, I know the future is bright for me and will bring new opportunities. Thanks.”
Paige VanZant has not fought since January of 2018, when she was defeated by Jessica-Rose Clark in her flyweight debut. Luckily for her legions of fans, she’s set to return to the cage on January 19, when the UFC makes its anticipated debut on the streaming service ESPN+. Her opponent on the card will be Rachael Ostovich. VanZant will enter this fight with 7-4 overall record, and a 4-3 mark in the UFC.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/2/2019.