Paige VanZant lands book deal with HBG

Paige VanZant lands book deal with HBG

UFC strawweight Paige VanZant is one of mixed martial arts’ most recognizable superstars. She is one of the few UFC stars with a solo Reebok deal, as well as being one of the few to be featured in a Metro PCS commercial, and gained mainstream appeal with her appearance on Dancing With the Stars last year where she took 2nd place.

Paige’s list of ventures outside of the octagon continues to grow as she has inked a book deal with the Hachette Book Group. While “12 Gauge” spoke a little bit about her idea to write a book prior to her UFC on FOX showdown with Michelle Waterson this past December, she didn’t have a publisher lined up yet.

“It’s a memoir. Obviously, people learned a little bit about my past and my story and I really haven’t told it all and it’s something I feel like I wouldn’t be able to say out loud so a book is the perfect way,” she told FOX Sports.

At 22 years of age, Paige (7-3) is still very early in her career, so there is a lot of story to still be told. But it will be interesting to see her document the journey.

Paige has dropped 2 of her last 3 fights and does not have a fight lined up yet for 2017.

Hachette Book Group has worked with notable authors J.K. Rowling, Tina Fey, Nicholas Sparks, and Stephen Colbert.