Paige VanZant, a veteran in both UFC and BKFC, recently spoke out against body-shaming comments she received online. Despite knowing that social media doesn’t depict reality, the 29-year-old fighter addressed the issue on Instagram. She shared that the negativity motivated her to showcase more authenticity on her various social media channels. VanZant wants to share images that represent all sides of herself and won’t apologize for the way she looks. Though negative comments can hurt, it’s great to see her standing up against body-shaming and spreading positivity instead.
Paige VanZant Responds to Body-Shaming Critics
“I have been really good at putting my best self forward. Making sure the world sees the “prettiest” side of me. Where I fell short is that I never showed the true me. Until now. The truth is, yes, I have gained a lot of weight…. probably 20+ pounds but I also gained strength, power, muscle and a fuck ton of happiness. I see every single comment on my YouTube channel about how I look pregnant, obese, fat as f*ck, and won’t be able to fit through a door soon. But one thing I have always remembered.
“Happy people ain’t haters and haters ain’t happy. So all you haters out there keep on commenting, you’re only growing my platform. And I promise from this day forward to show the real me, forever. The fat me, the broken me, the skinny me, and the f*cking version of me I have ever been. Social media will never be real but I’ll try and be better. Anyway, check out my YouTube channel. Because I’ll be damned if I don’t continue to profit off of THE BEST HATERS IN THE WORLD. ” Vanzant wrote
Paige VanZant left the UFC in 2020 after her contract ended with the promotion. Following her departure, she explored new avenues and eventually found herself in the world of bare-knuckle fighting. VanZant signed a lucrative deal with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), which gave her the opportunity to showcase her skills and compete against tough opponents in the squared circle.
VanZant had a rough start in her bare-knuckle fighting career, as she lost her first two fights against Britain Hart and Rachael Ostovich in 2021. Both of these fights went to a decision and didn’t end in her favor.
Despite a scheduled fight in August being canceled at the last minute, VanZant has kept herself busy with her online presence. She has built a personal website and an OnlyFans page where fans can subscribe to see exclusive photos and videos of the former UFC fighter.