Rival snaps at Paige VanZant in bare-knuckle boxing weigh-in

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Paige VanZant (pictured right) posing for a photo and (pictured left) pushing Britain Hart ahead of her bare-knuckle debut.
Paige VanZant (pictured right) was involved in a fiery weigh-in (pictured left) with Britain Hart ahead of her bare-knuckle debut. (Images: Instagram)

Former UFC star Paige VanZant sparked a fiery brawl at the weigh-in ahead of her bare-knuckle fight debut.

Popular fighter VanZant left the UFC back in July when her contract expired after four losses out of her last six fights.

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The free agent turned to bare-knuckle fighting, in a contract she claimed is lucrative, and entered the weigh-in ahead of her clash against Britain Hart.

But things got intense when Hart walked right up to VanZant and got in her face.

VanZant, who has amassed a huge Instagram following, responded as she put her hands on Hart’s throat and pushed her away.

This prompted a push and shove as Hart said: “Don’t put your hands on me.”

“You got it twisted, this isn’t f**king MMA, you can’t choke. Get the rules right.”

VanZant joked on Instagram she had ‘forgotten’ what sport she was taking part in.

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“I’m here for a reason,” VanZant said after the weigh-in.

“I was in the UFC for six years getting paid $40,000 (to show) and $40,000 (to win), and now I’m getting 10 times that doing what I love.”

But Hart was adamant VanZant’s stay would be short lived.

The former UFC star is well known around the world for her risque posts on social media as she was for her prowess inside the Octagon.

She boasts some 2.6 million followers on Instagram.

During the height of lockdown, she left her followers in a spin by posting a series of naked snaps with husband and MMA fighter, Austin Vanderford.

The pair always managed to cover their private parts in the series of cheeky pics.

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