UFC’s Paige VanZant: “I Knew From a Very Early Age That I Was Going to be Successful”
By FCF Staff
Not too man fighters get booked for a main event bout in just their fourth UFC fight, but that’s exactly what’s happened with Paige VanZant.
The rising strawweight will take on Joanne Calderwood in the headliner of the promotion’s December 10th, Fight Night card, which will go down in Las Vegas. The opportunity has come as a result of the 21 year-old’s wins over Kailin Curran, Felice Herrig and most recently, Alex Chambers.
VanZant recently spoke to UFC.com, and while discussing her career, the rising star stated:
“I knew from a very early age that I was going to be successful, and even growing up I always had this fighter’s side of me, and it got me in trouble a few times,” VanZant said. “I was the most competitive person out there. We had to cancel family game night with my parents and my brother because of how I’d get if I didn’t win. (Laughs) So I’ve always had a desire to win since I was born, and I’m a very terrible person if I ever lose. You don’t want to be around me if I ever lose, no matter what it is. If it’s a board game or my one fight (that she lost to Tecia Torres in 2013), it really affects me.”
Calderwood is coming off a decision win over Cortney Casey this July, after she was submitted by Maryna Moroz in April.
The upcoming card will take place at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.