Paige VanZant no longer a part of UFC 200, will instead focus on 'DWTS'

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Budding mixed martial arts star and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Paige VanZant will not compete at UFC 200 as originally planned.

According to a report by Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, VanZant has decided to postpone her return to the Octagon after the reality show has consumed more of her time.

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

This would have been a major opportunity to have VanZant on the card as she's growing into a mainstream personality due to her stunning performances on the show. On Monday's edition of the show she earned a perfect score of 30. Since the season started VanZant was projected to be one of the frontrunners to win but her success with partner Mark Ballas has caught many off guard. Before her time in the world of MMA, VanZant was a dancer at a young age.

VanZant boasts a 6-2 record in her MMA career. She last competed at UFC Fight Night 80 where she was stopped in the fifth round by Rose Namajunas. Before that point she had won four straight fights with wins over the likes of Felice Herrig and Kailin Curran.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episodes 2210' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) GINGER ZEE, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episodes 2210' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, GINGER ZEE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) GINGER ZEE, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VON MILLER, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WANYA MORRIS, LINDSAY ARNOLD
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MARK BALLAS, PAIGE VANZANT
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) DANCING WITH THE STARS TROUPE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) GINGER ZEE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) JODIE SWEETIN, KEO MOTSEPE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) PAIGE VANZANT, MARK BALLAS
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DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2205 - 'America's Switch Up' has really changed up the competition this week, as fan engagement through social media has helped to 'switch up' the nine remaining couples, as the celebrities and professional dancers swap partners, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ANTONIO BROWN, KARINA SMIRNOFF
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) PAIGE VANZANT, MARK BALLAS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, GINGER ZEE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, WANYA MORRIS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, VON MILLER
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DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) KARINA SMIRNOFF, DOUG FLUTIE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) PETA MURGATROYD, NYLE DIMARCO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) MARLA MAPLES, TONY DOVOLANI
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