UFC star holds talks with WWE about possible switch

Paige VanZant has held talks with WWE boss Stephanie McMahon about a future career with the promotion.

The 24-year-old UFC star will bid to halt a two-fight slide when she returns to the Octagon in January following a year on the sidelines through injury.

And although the strawweight wants to continue her mixed martial arts career, VanZant has not ruled out a move in the future.

"I’m not ready to leave the UFC just yet. I love being a professional fighter and I still have a long career ahead of me," she told MMA Weekly.

"I also think the WWE is an amazing organization and it’s a very athletic entertainment industry which would suit me.

"There’s probably huge potential for a crossover down the line and of course I’m a big fan of what they do, so it would be great to be a part of. I got the opportunity to talk to Stephanie for a little bit on Tuesday which was great."

Should VanZant make the move in the future, she would be following in the footsteps of Ronda Rousey.

The former UFC bantamweight champion has transitioned successfully to the WWE and currently reign as the women’ champion in RAW.

VanZant, who has a record of seven wins from 11 fights, takes on Rachael Ostovich on January 19.

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