Paige VanZant made a successful return to the Octagon after an eight-month absence, securing a devastating second round knockout over Bec Rawlings.
Her jumping switch kick, which was followed up by punches, made it worth the wait following a successful stint on Dancing with the Stars, but the 22-year-old isn’t limiting her options.
There have been plenty of rumours circulating since WrestleMania regarding the WWE's desire to work with VanZant.
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They apparently wanted her involved with some of the WWE’s finest female athletes, however, nothing came to fruition as VanZant reportedly turned down the opportunity.
This would have followed up a successful WrestleMania appearance by fellow UFC athlete, Ronda Rousey, who appeared alongside The Rock in a confrontation with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon last year.
The move has allowed the WWE and UFC to work together, with Brock Lesnar also going back to the organisation for UFC 200, and it seems like VanZant could be working with the WWE sooner rather than later.
Speaking to Sport’s Illustrated Extra Mustard regarding a potential run in the WWE, VanZant said: “We heard a little bit from them. They’re someone I’d love to partner with and work with, they’re a great organisation.
“I’m a huge fan of the WWE, and I definitely want to keep them close. Eventually, it’s still something I would love to do.”
VanZant still has plenty of time ahead of her, should she ever want to make the move to professional wrestling.
However, the WWE will certainly want to work with her while her name is still relevant and more knockouts like we saw in Vancouver will have them knocking on her door pretty soon.
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