VanZant Refuses To Fight “Disrespectful” Barber

Paige VanZant took to Instagram and called out every strawweight and flyweight in the UFC, but one very noticeable exception.

“Lesson of the day: RESPECT,” VanZant wrote on her Instagram account. “One of the first lessons we learn in martial arts is respect. I respect those who have dedicated themselves to this profession and given it their everything to achieve greatness through showcasing their skill.

“I respect every female fighter tagged in this post. With that said, it would be an honor to share the cage with any of you ladies at 115 or 125. If any of you are interested, let UFC and Mick Maynard know because I’m healthy and ready to get back in there.”

 

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VanZant went onto tag almost every strawweight and flyweight fighter currently on the UFC roster with the exception of Barber, who has called for a fight with PVZ for months.

The feud is based on Barber looking to be the next face of the UFC, and allegedly direct messaging VanZant’s husband, Bellator fighter Austin Vanderford on Instagram.

VanZant has only one fight on her contract, and per MMA Fighting, she is willing to compete against anyone on the roster with the exception of Barber, who may be the most high-profile foe for the 25-year-old who claims she’s made more money from her sizeable Instagram account than fighting for the UFC.

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