UFC’s Paige VanZant sets sights on landing new fight after UFC 251 blow

Paige VanZant is ready to 'show off' as she plots her next fight (The Canadian Press/PA Images)
19:06pm, Wed 22 Jul 2020
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UFC star Paige VanZant has revealed she’s ready to bounce back and fight again following her defeat to Amanda Ribas at UFC 251 earlier this month. 

The 26 year-old had her last fight with UFC after being injured for nearly 18-months, but the result was not what she wanted. 

But she is willing to put it behind her and is already looking at signing a new fight promotion deal. 

In doing so she confirmed she will postpone surgery on her arm in order to get a deal signed.

She told MMA fighting: "I’m hoping to sign a new fight promotion with somebody and fight this year if I can.

"I want to fight as soon as possible. In my mind, I’m going to go ahead and delete that last fight and start over. I don’t know how long this negotiation stuff goes.

“I’m hoping quick, cause I definitely don’t have any injuries. I don’t even know if I got hit, so I’m ready to fight again.”

Coming off the back of her loss where Ribas dominated her from the opening bell and scored a first-round submission win, VanZant is determined to ‘show off’ how good she is.

She said: "For the first time in my life, I finally realised the losses definitely don’t define you.

“Maybe I did have to hit rock bottom. It’s just going to make my comeback story that much greater coming off a loss and an arm injury, and I have 10-plus years to fight and show off how good I am.”

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