Having spent the entirety of her UFC career as a strawweight fighter (115 Lbs.), UFC sweetheart Paige VanZant was recently set to make her debut as a flyweight, as part of the UFC’s brand new all-female weight class.
“It’s a big cut for me. I’m a lot heavier than people realize,” VanZant said in an earlier interview. “I was honestly killing myself for this sport. In my last I want to say two fights or three fights, I’ve passed out in my bathroom. This last one, I passed out and had the doctors almost not cleared me for the fight. “I’m a big advocate for body positivity, and I was putting myself through an eating disorder to make weight,” she continued. “And it became not fun for me anymore. I hate cutting. I hated the process. Obviously, passing out on your bathroom floor is not fun, because you’re dying in a bathtub.”
Set to face Jessica Eye, VanZant would be forced out of the bout due to a back injury, and she’s currently awaiting to recover so she can return.
The fighter is still planning on fighting up a weight-class, despite the sudden cancellation of her last fight, and she’s showing off her new frame at the bigger weight.
Check it out:
“115lb Paige? Ain’t nobody got time for that!! Haha I can’t wait to wreck shop at 125!!!! Who agrees????”
115lb Paige? Ain’t nobody got time for that!! Haha I can’t wait to wreck shop at 125!!!! Who agrees???? pic.twitter.com/RFvyNNzdu2
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) October 11, 2017
Paige VanZant started out her UFC career with three-straight wins. She has since went back and forth between wins and losses, most recently suffering defeat to Michelle Waterson back in December of 2016.