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UFC Champion Sean Strickland Criticizes Paige VanZant’s OnlyFans Success

Strickland highlights three reasons why VanZant thrives on fan platform rather than in the octagon

Written & Drafted By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 15-November-2023, 08:15 EST.

UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland recently took to social media to address former MMA fighter Paige VanZant’s revelation about earning more from her OnlyFans account than from her fighting career. Strickland, currently on a three-fight winning streak, outlined three key reasons behind VanZant’s financial success on the fan platform.

Sean Strickland took a jab at Paige VanZant. (Getty Images)

Physical Attraction Led to Signing

Strickland’s first point emphasized that VanZant’s initial signing was primarily due to her physical appeal. He pointed out that attractiveness played a significant role in her career trajectory, implying that her looks contributed to her popularity.

Critique of Women’s MMA

In the second argument, Strickland labeled women’s MMA as “lame.” While this statement may spark controversy, it sheds light on the challenges female fighters face in terms of recognition and compensation compared to their male counterparts. This perspective opens a broader discussion about gender dynamics in the sport.

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Sean Strickland reacts after a unanimous-decision victory over Israel Adesanya in the UFC middleweight championship fight during the UFC 293 event at Qudos Bank Arena on Sept. 10, 2023 in Sydney. (Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Monetary Preference of Fans

Strickland’s third point suggested that men are more willing to pay to see VanZant in revealing content rather than watching her fight in the octagon. This raises questions about societal preferences, the objectification of female athletes, and the challenges they encounter in gaining respect for their skills.

Encouragement to Prioritize Education

Concluding his remarks, Strickland humorously advised followers to stay in school, suggesting that pursuing education might be a more stable and rewarding path compared to a career in fighting. This adds a lighthearted touch to the criticism while highlighting the challenges fighters face in achieving financial stability.

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Paige Van Zant attends SI Swimsuit On Location after party at Seaspice on May 10, 2019 in Miami. (Sergi Alexander/Getty Images)

Paige VanZant’s OnlyFans Success

VanZant, who joined OnlyFans in 2020, charges a monthly fee of $9.99 for access to her exclusive content. In a podcast interview, she expressed that OnlyFans has become her primary source of income, surpassing her earnings from her entire fighting career. Despite the stigma surrounding the platform, VanZant emphasized its financial benefits and her efforts to transition into a more mainstream personality.

Sean Strickland’s critique brings attention to the complexities of success in the MMA world, particularly for female athletes. VanZant’s pivot to OnlyFans reflects the evolving landscape of athletes leveraging alternative platforms for financial gain. This discourse encourages a nuanced examination of the challenges and choices faced by fighters in a rapidly changing sports and entertainment industry.

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    Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.

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Meet Shafeek Ahmad, a dedicated news writer at HTBS News, with a passion for unearthing stories that matter. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering accurate and engaging news, Shafeek is a trusted source of information. Bringing years of experience to the table, Shafeek's writing is a blend of expertise and storytelling. In an era of fast-paced news cycles, Shafeek's articles stand out for their precision and commitment to journalistic integrity.
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