"I will say some of the girls in my weight class have very masculine physiques, and I don't know if you can get those naturally. I'm not a nutritionist, though, so I don't really know. But I am happy that USADA is here and implementing the drug-testing policy. I think about those things, but also the whole thing doesn't affect me, so I just look at whoever my opponent is. If the strawweight division changes, it doesn't matter as long as I keep continuing to win fights. Whatever my other opponents do, it has no effect on me."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight contender Paige VanZant, who may never be accused of looking masculine, is not so sure the performance-enhancing drug (PED) epidemic has not also affected the women's 115-pound division. That's based on what "12 Gauge" (via MMA Fighting) has seen from some of her competitors, who appear to be walking around with unnatural physiques. VanZant wouldn't start naming names, but expects the promotion's new drug testing policy (more on that here) to help clean up the sport, starting with this weekend's UFC 191 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the 21-year-old phenom faces off against the equally unmanly Alex Chambers. For more on that strawweight showdown click here.