UFC star Paige VanZant drops out of UFC 200 thanks to 'Dancing With the Stars' success

The rising star has proved to be a hit on the reality show

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Conor McGregor is not the only marketable name to drop off the UFC 200 card, as it seems that Paige VanZant will also be missing from the event. 

The star had been aiming to maker her return to the Octagon on the undercard of the July 9th event, but her manager, Mike Roberts, revealed that her plans have changed. 

According to Roberts, the main reason for the decision to bow out and push her return back has been her success on the hit show Dancing With the Stars.

The reality show, which pits celebrities and professional dancers together, has seen VanZant doing incredibly well, and garnering some promotion for the UFC in the process. Having secured a perfect score with a routine earlier this week, VanZant is one of the favourites to go on and win the competition. 

Roberts said that "after thinking about it, the show is taking up a lot of her time. She wants to have time to improve and get better, so we decided to postpone her return to about late-August."

Via MMA Fighting