PAIGE VANZANT has a “plastic surgeon on speed dial” after confirming her multi-million dollar move to the Bare Knuckle Boxing Fighting Championship.
The 26-year-old made the switch after her UFC contract expired.
VanZant – who modelled for Sports Illustrated – does not fear for her looks as she prepares to cross into the brutal sport.
But the former flyweight contender will be prepared in case of an emergency.
VanZant told MMA Fighting: “I understand people think I’m cute but I’m a fighter and an athlete first and foremost.
“A cut on your face always heals. I’ve been cut open before and people still think I’m pretty, and it hasn’t hurt my career yet.
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“I feel like at this point, I’ll be paid well enough I can have plastic surgery.
“I have a plastic surgeon on speed dial and I can send him a text and say, ‘Hey, you’ve got to fix me up’.”
VanZant look bound to sign for Bellator, the promotion her husband Austin Vanderford fights for.
But after BKBFC proposed a lucrative offer, the American agreed to the surprise move with final terms now being thrashed out.
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VanZant added: “I had no idea they’d be such a big player in the game.
“Once I heard, talking with my husband, I was like I think I want to sign with them.
“We were still in that negotiation process, I really hadn’t heard their final offer.
“It was more than just what I feel like they were offering me financially.”