The trend of UFC stars and former mixed martial artists giving professional wrestling a shot continues to pick up steam.
Ronda Rousey has since signed a deal with WWE, Cain Velasquez seems to be giving the idea some thought and former UFC fighter Matt Riddle is rumored to have signed with WWE. 24-year-old UFC strawweight Paige VanZant seems open to the opportunity as well.
She recently spoke to Fightful and was asked about a possible WWE appearance. While she’s currently nursing an injury, VanZant seems interested in working with the professional wrestling juggernaut at some point down the road:
“Yeah, definitely. Even before my career’s over, I’d love to make an appearance in WWE. I love the organization and it’s such a different form of athleticism, I think I’d have a great crossover because of my Dancing With The Stars Experience, and MMA experience, and athletic background.
“I’m focused right now on just healing my arm, I can’t really do anything until that’s done. I wouldn’t say necessarily there’s a specific person I like watching. I’m really into the WWE Divas, whenever the women are on, I focus on them.
“I pay attention (to Ronda) as much as I can. I would love to go to the live show,” said VanZant. “I have a lot of things in the works, I’m still building up my career while I can.”