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BKFC president gives ultimatum to Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant has been given a deadline by David Feldman, president of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, regarding her future with the organisation.

The BKFC acquired the MMA sensation in 2020. Despite her underwhelming performance with the promotion, the deal was profitable for VanZant and the BKFC due to the fighter's fan base. VanZant has suffered defeats in bare-knuckle boxing to Britain Hart and Rachael Ostovich since giving up her MMA gloves. In a while, her time at the company may be coming to an end.

Feldman told in an exclusive interview that he hopes to book a bout for VanZant on April 29. She might no longer be a part of the promotion if she declines to fight on that date.

“I’m going to be talking to her this week and there’s a possibility that she returns on a big card we’ve got in April," Feldman told Mirror Fighting . "If she doesn’t, then it’s probable that she won’t be coming back to BKFC. She’s making a lot of money doing her other businesses and maybe she doesn’t want to do this anymore, I will find out this week.”

VanZant claims that her pay in BKFC is ten times greater than it was during her UFC stint, where she was given a $40,000 fight guarantee.

The 28-year-old, who started her own fan site two years ago and recently joined OnlyFans, is also a successful cover model. Despite her bare-knuckle boxing career not progressing as planned, Feldman has no regrets about spending the money on VanZant.

“She is definitely welcome with the organisation it’s just a matter of what she wants to do. I think this helps her other revenue streams, it gives her notoriety to be able to get fans for her other revenue streams. I don’t think she’s going to turn it down because of money, I think the only reason she would turn it down is if she doesn’t have the desire to fight anymore."


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