Even though she has dropped three of her last four fights, Paige VanZant told TMZ that she’s going to be in the mix for the flyweight title when she returns to the Octagon.
Following two submission losses at strawweight to Michelle Waterson and now champion Rose Namajunas, VanZant went to the new 125 pound weight class. In her first fight as a flyweight, VanZant would break her arm in the first round against Jessica-Rose Clark, but fight on to lose by unanimous decision.
Per an interview with TMZ, the popular fighter is a half year away from returning to the Octagon.
“I have a plate and seven screws in there – it’s still broken,” VanZant said of her right arm. “Three months until I’m back punching with my right hand. Six months – I know I’ll have a fight in six months, and that’s guaranteed. I’m working with the UFC. I’m keeping myself in amazing shape, so all it is is working on my right.
“I’m really excited to get back in there. I’m staying in good shape, and I’m going to be knocking people out. I feel like I’m still in that title contention spot in the 125 division. I know everybody calls me out, so we’ll just pick somebody from the list and take ’em out.”
In February, VanZant was called out by Aga Niedzwiedz (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a 22-year-old Invicta FC fighter who wants to make her way to the UFC to fight VanZant. So those callouts continue, even with VanZant on the shelf.
VanZant recently announced her engagement) to Austin Vanderford, so that might keep her occupied even if she can’t officially train for a fight for a while
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