UFC strawweight Paige VanZant posted a sexy Reebok ad, but quickly deleted it after receiving backlash from her MMA peers.
VanZant, one of the few non-UFC champions to ink an individual sponsorship deal with Reebok, recorded an awkward selfie video pushing Reebok’s new “Black and White” collection. She may have thought it was a good idea at the time, but must have glanced at her notifications because the video was subsequently scrubbed from her Twitter timeline.
However, as we all know in this fine day and age of Internet dominance, nothing is ever REALLY deleted:
Here’s what some of VanZant’s fellow fighters thought of the risqué video:
Just call 1-800-HOT-GIRL and talk to real live girls. We can't frickin wait to answer your call. Call now! https://t.co/HIJlbhhOCN
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) April 30, 2017
— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) May 1, 2017
What the hell did I just watch https://t.co/nO7FSzFXhT
— Jeremy Kennedy (@JeremyKennedyWC) April 30, 2017
Wow hilarious! When does the x rated version drop https://t.co/eKF8c84ink
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) April 30, 2017
VanZant then replaced the awkward video with this pic to push the Black and White collection:
Reebok Black and White collection. pic.twitter.com/7SSCN0TkhE
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) April 30, 2017
From Reebok’s perspective, no publicity is bad publicity. VanZant also got the attention she was desperately seeking.
VanZant has been submitted in two of her past three fights. More jiu jitsu training and less selfie videos!