Sorry, but a (still) broken arm, metal plate, and seven screws won’t stop Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight phenom Paige VanZant from knocking you clean out.
That’s because “12 Gauge” is already on the road to recovery following a painful loss to Jessica Rose-Clark at UFC Fight Night 124 last January in St. Louis. One that dropped her to No. 14 in the official rankings.
“Three months until I’m back punching with my right hand,” VanZant told TMZ Sports. “I know I’ll have a fight in six months, and that’s guaranteed. 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.”
While VanZant has managed to keep herself in the headlines, thanks in large part to her endeavors outside of mixed martial arts (MMA), she’s failed to deliver on the hype inside the Octagon, putting together 4-3 record and getting finished twice.
Fortunately for VanZant, she’s still just 23 years old and has plenty of time to get something going in her new weight class, barring any future “bitch fits.”