Former UFC fighter Paige VanZant has been a victim of online bullying as of late, with many of her followers accusing the fighter of gaining weight, calling her “thick” and telling her to “get back to the gym.” Some have even started rumors saying she is pregnant.
Now, the 28-year-old is clapping back by showing off her booty in a thong bikini.
Paige VanZant Has ‘Hater Repellent’
Paige VanZant is not letting the haters get to her as she is clapping back in the best way she can — by flaunting her backside.
The Bare Knuckle Fighter is posing in a yellow thong bikini and a pair of white sneakers as she stands next to a body of water, flaunting her booty and spraying what looks like sunscreen or tanning lotion towards her chest.
The caption is what gained attention as she wrote, “Hater repellent anyone? I have plenty 💛🍌😉.” This is not the first time VanZant has stood up to her haters as a few days ago she showed off her booty as she pulled her bright orange leather skirt down to her thighs, writing, “Whoops, did ya girl get a little thick?? I mean my husband doesn’t mind….. do you? lol 😂.”
Soaking Up The Sun
In another photo, VanZant has her leg up on the bricks as she, once again, flaunts her body and booty in the yellow thong bikini.
Though some fans continued to bully VanZant, others were quick to support the fighter, writing things such as, “Caption on point” and “Hater’s paying yo billssss 👏🏼 💋.”
Another chimed in by commenting, “Body goalzzzz 🔥🔥🔥” while one user said, “This is hotttttt🔥💜.”
Paige VanZant’s Past Struggles With Mental Health
A few years ago, Paige VanZant went on to “Good Morning America” where she opened up and became candid with fans as she discussed her childhood and how she overcame a sexual assault incident she faced.
“I didn’t have anywhere to run to, I didn’t have anybody to turn to, and when it gets bad enough that I had to run into the bathroom and eat my lunch on the toilet in the bathroom because I just felt too scared to eat lunch in the cafeteria,” she told “Good Morning America” in regards to the bullying she faced in high school.
At just 14 years old, VanZant was sexually assaulted at a party, which she says completely changed her, even admitting she wanted to end her life because of the pain she faced. “I didn’t see any other way out,” she continued to tell “Good Morning America.” “When you’re in that position, when you’re feeling that much pain, it’s not that you want to die it’s just that you don’t want to be in pain anymore.”
But then VanZant found MMA fighting. “MMA fighting definitely saved my life. It saved who I was as a person, too,” she said.
Although she is no longer with the UFC after her contract came to an end, 28-year-old Paige VanZant is still fighting as she is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling as a wrestler and to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship as a boxer.
If you or someone you know has a mental health problem, there are ways to get help. Visit MentalHealth.gov for more information. If you or someone you know is a victim of online bullying, visit StopBullying.gov for information on how you can prevent and respond to bullying.