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WWE interested in UFC's Paige VanZant for SummerSlam

As part of the business relationship with UFC and WWE, the WWE is interested in bringing in Paige VanZant to SummerSlam.

PW Insider and Fox Sports have both reported the news.

Mike Roberts, the manager of VanZant, confirmed to Fox Sports earlier today that WWE has reached out to inquire about VanZant to appear "in some capacity" on the 8/21 SummerSlam show.  A WWE source confirmed the news to us that the company was looking for a role for her at the show.

VanZant gained a good deal of national exposure on "Dancing With The Stars," where she placed second, after winning the actual dancing end of the competition.  She came off strong throughout the show, which was viewed by 11 to 12 million viewers every Monday night.

VanZant was originally slated to fight on the undercard of UFC 200, but the decision was made to hold her off because of the limited amount of training time she'd have after DWTS ended.

VanZant already got a movie role in the "Kickboxer Retaliation" movie with former WWE star Dave Bautista as well as a number of former MMA fighters including Gina Carano and Georges St-Pierre.