Paige VanZant Not Worried About Extra Scarring Ahead Of BKFC Debut
Paige VanZant has no qualms over potentially increasing her chances of permanent scarring ahead of her BKFC debut.
VanZant will be competing in bare-knuckle boxing for the first time on February 5. She will go one-on-one with Britain Hart. The bout will headline BKFC KnuckleMania inside the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida.
During an interview with MMAFighting, VanZant said extra scarring is of no concern to her as she gears up for her first bare-knuckle boxing match (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“I think the hard thing is the regular fan, not necessarily educated in martial arts or educated in the medical field. They see blood and immediately see it as a terrible injury. Whereas for me, I would much rather be cut open than break my arm or break my knuckle or tear my shoulder or tear my knee.
“Those are all things that take a very long time to heal, whereas a laceration — I got cut in my face in one fight. One, you can barely tell, and two, I heard statistically that scars make you more attractive. It’s not a big deal. Those heal and you just continue on. Faces heal really well, your body heals itself really well.”
VanZant last competed under the UFC banner back in July 2020. She was submitted by Amanda Ribas in the first round. VanZant hasn’t emerged victorious in combat sports since January 2019 and is looking to get her BKFC run off to a positive start.
Hart is 1-2 under bare-knuckle rules. Back in November 2020, she picked up her first BKFC win. Hart stopped Randine Elkholm via fourth-round TKO.
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