MMA hottie turned bare knuckle fighter, Paige VanZant, is once again planning on returning to the ring. VanZant made her bare knuckle debut in early February. The former UFC fighter came up short in her debut, losing a decision to Britain Hart, but she showed enough to want to get back in the ring. Speaking to MMA Fighting, BKFC President David Feldman revealed that he’s already plotting another fight for VanZant.
He says she’ll be taking on a big name next, most likely in the second half of the summer.
“I really take my hat off to her because she didn’t have to do this,” Feldman said of VanZant. “Now I take my hat off to her even more because she definitely doesn’t have to do this again. She’s doing it and she really wants to prove herself and that’s the kind of person that I want to be in business with, the kind of person I have a lot of respect for. So I can’t wait to see what she’s going to do.
“I think she’s going to adapt a lot more,” Feldman continued. “I think she’s really going to take a step up in her next fight. Pretty sure we have the opponent. We’re just dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on this one. It’s another well-known name and I think the public is really going to get behind this one. I think it’s going to be a really competitive fight.”
Paige VanZant has made it clear that she’s currently committed to bare-knuckle fighting.
“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear our defeat without losing heart,” VanZant wrote on Instagram after her fight with Hart. “Last night I told my husband I didn’t want to fight any more. But as soon as the words left my lips I knew that wasn’t true. I’m a fighter. This is what I live for. Losers quit when they fail, winners fail until they succeed.
“That fight last night was a good learning experience for me,” VanZant added. “The timing and distance took a little bit to figure out. But I felt my last round was my best round and I’m going to build off of that! I’m thankful to fight for the best team in the world and we are going to go back and fix our mistakes. Thank you to Britain for competing last night and congrats on victory! I’m also confident we will cross paths again.”
Whatever Paige does, people are going to watch.
She’s just one of those fighters you just can’t take your eye off.
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