The Raunchy Reebok Ad Paige VanZant Deleted From The Internet

At just 23 years of age, Paige VanZant has already managed to become one of the faces of the UFC, but that probably has as much to do with her good looks as it does her awesome fighting ability…

I mean, goddamn!

And while no one in their right mind blames her for being hot and choosing to pursue a career inside the Octagon, the strawweight has come in for some criticism from her fellow fighters after her latest advertisement for UFC’s major sponsor, Reebok.

In a video that Paige posted on her Twitter account (and has subsequently deleted, replacing it with a still photo), the young superstar promoted Reebok’s new “Black and White collection” while rolling around on the floor suggestively. The video, in which the fighter flirts with the camera and shows off her midriff, drew mixed responses on her own Twitter feed but plenty of male and female professional fighters, alike, lined up to criticise it.

Former Invicta FC champion and current UFC strawweight contender Angela Hill was chief amongst those to pour scorn on Paige and the Reebok campaign…

Fellow bantamweight contender Lauren Murphy quickly got in on the act too…

But it wasn’t just female fighters that popped up to express their disapproval; undefeated lightweight Jeremy Kennedy (10-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) had this to say…

While ONE Championship welterweight champ Ben Askren (15-0) used humour to skewer the campaign…

Depite the fact that she is just at the beginning of her MMA career, VanZant has already made a foray into mainstream media; in 2016 she finished as runner-up on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and recently featured on a celebrity edition of the Food Network’s cooking show Chopped.

What do you guys reckon? Did 12 Gauge overstep, here, or is she simply using her looks and fame to good effect and the criticism from fellow fighters is just a case of people being jelly. Let us know in the comments…

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