20-Year-Old Paige VanZant In Shock Over UFC Debut Win and Fight of the Night Bonus
By: Yahoo! Sports
"UFC women’s strawweight Paige VanZant couldn’t be a member of The Ultimate Fighter 20 cast to determine the inaugural women's 115-pound champion because of her age. With alcohol present in the fighter house, the 20-year-old wasn’t able to participate in the 'A Champion Will Be Crowned' season.
"She was initially signed by the organization in December 2013 to be part of the reality series. Instead, she made her promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 57 against Kailin Curran on Saturday. While their fight didn’t make the FOX Sports 1 broadcast, it won Fight of the Night honors.
"A $50,000 bonus in your UFC debut has to be the equivalent of hitting a grand slam in your first at bat in the majors. VanZant, who broke down in tears following her TKO win, was still in shock during the post-fight press conference."
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