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Paige VanZant to fight out UFC contract, wants to prove her worth

Paige VanZant is astir to be one of MMA's hottest free agents.

Paige VanZant to fight out UFC contract, wants to prove her worth
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Paige VanZant to active out UFC written agreement , wants to turn out her worth

By Farah Hannoun August 13, 2019 12:30 pm

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By: Farah Hannoun | August 13, 2019 12:30 pm

Paige VanZant is astir to be one of MMA’s hottest free agents.

With one active left on her actual UFC deal, VanZant (8-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) says she wants to active out her written agreement .

“12 Gauge” is actually sidelined aft underactive a 3rd medical science on her arm in aboriginal June. She is on the road to recovery, though, and said she doesn’t want to renegotiate a written agreement with the UFC piece she’s out of action.

“It’s the last active on my actual UFC written agreement so I’ll be activeing it out,” VanZant told The Score. “I deliberation I’m just funny to see what I can do. I feel like I want to turn out to the UFC what I’m worth, and I deliberation it’s active to take one more active for me to do that, particularly because active fans are so – you’re easy disregarded in the active world. They ticker a active hap and they’re already focused on the one that’s haping next week, so I want it to be fresh in their minds active into a written agreement negotiation, not fresh off of a broken arm.”

While the timeline for her return is not yet fully determined, VanZant said she’s hoping to be cleared by doctors to train this week, as she edges closer to an octagon return.

“I still haven’t gotten the all-clear to train,” VanZant said. “I’m hoping to get cleared by Wednesday to start doing a little bit more with my arm. I’m not supposed to hold anything more than a coffee cup or a cell phone, like, in my right hand. It’s still extremely limited, so I did start hitting pads just with my left hand and with my legs and knees and doing as much as I can, but I’m hoping to get the all-clear soon.”

VanZant recently made the move up to flyweight aft notoriously suffering in her weight cuts down to 115 pounds. She went 1-1, dropping her 125-pound debut to Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Fight Night 124 January 2018, breaking her arm in the active. She returned one year later to submit Rachael Ostovich at UFC on ESPN+ 1 and is now unsure which weight class she’ll compete at next.

She’s pondered at the idea of active back down to 115 pounds, but said recently seeing a teammate struggle with a weight cut reminded her of the nightmare days she suffered piece cutting down to the strawweight division.

It’s all up in the air for her at this point.

“I don’t know; honestly, it’s something that I know I can go back and forth,” VanZant said, “It’s always like, ‘All right I’m active to go make a run at 115,’ I have it set in my mind, then I see someone do an awful weight cut and have something traumatic hap to them. Like, I had my mind set on active down to 115, then I walked into my gym and one of my teammates was, like, active into a heatstroke and we had to call the ambulance. He couldn’t move, so I deliberation of all those things and the effects it’s having on my body, and I’ve been tickering a lot of the actives lately, and I know I’m a player in both divisions.”

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Paige VanZant is astir to be one of MMA’s hottest free agents.

With one active left on her actual UFC deal, VanZant (8-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC) says she wants to active out her written agreement .

“12 Gauge” is actually sidelined aft underactive a 3rd medical science on her arm in aboriginal June. She is on the road to recovery, though, and said she doesn’t want to renegotiate a written agreement with the UFC piece she’s out of action.

“It’s the last active on my actual UFC written agreement so I’ll be activeing it out,” VanZant told The Score. “I deliberation I’m just funny to see what I can do. I feel like I want to turn out to the UFC what I’m worth, and I deliberation it’s active to take one more active for me to do that, particularly because active fans are so – you’re easy disregarded in the active world. They ticker a active hap and they’re already focused on the one that’s haping next week, so I want it to be fresh in their minds active into a written agreement negotiation, not fresh off of a broken arm.”

While the timeline for her return is not yet fully determined, VanZant said she’s hoping to be cleared by doctors to train this week, as she edges closer to an octagon return.

“I still haven’t gotten the all-clear to train,” VanZant said. “I’m hoping to get cleared by Wednesday to start doing a little bit more with my arm. I’m not supposed to hold anything more than a coffee cup or a cell phone, like, in my right hand. It’s still extremely limited, so I did start hitting pads just with my left hand and with my legs and knees and doing as much as I can, but I’m hoping to get the all-clear soon.”

VanZant recently made the move up to flyweight aft notoriously suffering in her weight cuts down to 115 pounds. She went 1-1, dropping her 125-pound debut to Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Fight Night 124 January 2018, breaking her arm in the active. She returned one year later to submit Rachael Ostovich at UFC on ESPN+ 1 and is now unsure which weight class she’ll compete at next.

She’s pondered at the idea of active back down to 115 pounds, but said recently seeing a teammate struggle with a weight cut reminded her of the nightmare days she suffered piece cutting down to the strawweight division.

It’s all up in the air for her at this point.

“I don’t know; honestly, it’s something that I know I can go back and forth,” VanZant said, “It’s always like, ‘All right I’m active to go make a run at 115,’ I have it set in my mind, then I see someone do an awful weight cut and have something traumatic hap to them. Like, I had my mind set on active down to 115, then I walked into my gym and one of my teammates was, like, active into a heatstroke and we had to call the ambulance. He couldn’t move, so I deliberation of all those things and the effects it’s having on my body, and I’ve been tickering a lot of the actives lately, and I know I’m a player in both divisions.”

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