Ex-UFC star Paige VanZant's Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship contract worth 'millions' and includes WWE option

PAIGE VANZANT'S new Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is rumoured to be worth millions.

But, intriguingly, it also includes a clause which allows her to compete in professional wrestling.

That has opened the door to the former UFC pin-up making a shock career switch to Vince McMahon's WWE.

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Of course it has been done before with the likes of Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar.

But now it looks like VanZant – who met up with wrestling boss Stephanie McMahon in 2018 – could be the latest should she wish to take up that option.

The American, 26, was let out of her UFC contract after losing three of her last four fights.

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VanZant previously bragged of making more cash promoting items to her 2.7m Instagram followers than from fighting.

Now her agent, Malki Kawa, says she has penned a "multi-million dollar" deal with BKFC that includes four fights and "sprinkles and cherries" on top.

VanZant said of her new career path and the future to MMA Fighting: "It was more than just what I feel like they were offering me financially.

"It was the opportunity I was excited about.

"I feel like for a long time I wanted a promotion to know yes, I’m a fighter first and foremost and my end goal is to be successful in fighting, but at the same time there’s so many other things that I am talented at and have a lot more to bring to the table.

"They’re letting me come out and commentate. They’re letting me be a part of the organisation, more than just an athlete for them.

"That’s something for so long that I’ve been complimented on — that I am talented inside the cage and when the cage door closes I’m there to fight but I can offer so much more to the table through past experiences."

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