#UFC Fight Night 126 #Bellator 194 #Roy Nelson #Matt Mitrione #Donald Cerrone #Yancy Medeiros #Conor McGregor #UFC 221

Paige VanZant Shows Impact of Weight-Cutting in Photos


SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 17: Paige VanZant warms up backstage during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Golden 1 Center Arena on December 17, 2016 in Sacramento, California. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

Weight-cutting is a serious problem in mixed martial arts, but at least for Paige VanZant, that appears to be a thing of the past with the creation of the new 125-pound weight class.

The UFC fighter posted a pair of pictures Wednesday showing her attempt to cut down to 115 pounds, including one of her on the bathroom floor:

She previously competed in the strawweight division but now intends to fight in the flyweight division at 125. The next highest class used to be bantamweight at 135 pounds.

UFC President Dana White announced the decision to add the fourth women's weight class in May because of the sport's growth.

VanZant had posted a 7-3 record in her MMA career, with her last event being a December loss to Michelle Waterson at the 115-pound class.

The 23-year-old fighter discussed the challenges of cutting down from as heavy as 137 pounds to make weight for her bouts.

"It's a big cut for me," VanZant told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour in September (h/t Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting). "I'm a lot heavier than people realize. 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."

Although VanZant was forced to pull out of UFC 216 because of what turned out to be a variety of ailments, she appears happy to make the transition to a bigger weight class.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Paige VanZant Fights

  • a year ago
  • 6027 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Kevin 'Baby Slice' Ferguson Jr. shot Bellator 192 as a photographer: Here are the photos

  • 24 days ago
  • 27 views

Kimbo Slice’s fighter son, Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr., was a credentialed shooter at Bellator 192. Check out his photos inside. read news >>

Paul Daley says he's been granted Bellator release, but promotion says it's not true

  • 24 days ago
  • 8 views

Paul Daley said today he no longer is a Bellator fighter. But the promotion begs to differ. read news >>

Floyd Mayweather Shows Off Massive $100 Million Check for Fighting Conor McGregor | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 22 views

Floyd Mayweather flaunts his wealth with the $100 million guaranteed check he received for fighting Conor McGregor read news >>

Cory Sandhagen shows promise in UFC-debut TKO win eight days after LFA appearance

  • 21 days ago
  • 9 views

Cory Sandhagen was an unknown looking for a break and now has two wins in eight days, one of which came at UFC on FOX 27. read news >>

UFC strawweight Paige VanZant announces engagement to fighter Austin Vanderford

  • 21 days ago
  • 48 views

UFC strawweight Paige VanZant is off the market. She announced her engagement to fighter boyfriend Austin Vanderford. read news >>

Paige VanZant Announces Engagement to MMA Fighter Austin Vanderford

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

MMA fighters Paige VanZant and Austin Vanderford found love inside their sport. On Sunday, VanZant announced their engagement with a Twitter message and picture of Vanderford proposing in front of wa read news >>

Paige VanZant Announces Engagement | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 17 views

Paige VanZant has been through some difficult times recently, but she can surely take solace in the fact that her personal life is blooming. read news >>

New Study Shows Conor McGregor As Most Searched Athlete on Google in 2017 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 9 views

Conor McGregor loves to break records and he can add another accolade to his resume. According to a new study released on Wednesday that studied Google search trends during 2017, McGregor was the mos read news >>

UFC heads to Rio and Chicago for big spring shows

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

The Octagon will be back in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 12, as the promotion announced that UFC 224 will take place at Jeunesse Arena. read news >>

47 stunning photos that perfectly capture UFC Fight Night 125

  • 13 days ago
  • 20 views

Check out the top photos from UFC-Belem, as shot by USA TODAY Sports photographer Jason da Silva. read news >>