The UFC built VanZant up to be their next golden girl but it didn’t work out that way. They signed her when she was 18 and instantly marketed her because of her striking good looks. However, there was no escaping the fact that she was a distinctly average fighter despite her bravery in the cage.
Finally, she left the UFC and fans expected her to enter the world of professional wrestling. But she shocked them when she signed with BKFC and agreed to fight in bare-knuckle boxing matches. She fought in two of these freak shows and brutally lost both bouts (via DAZN).