Paige VanZant: ‘I’m Still Growing, Plan On Getting Better Every Fight’

April 19, 2015 4:13 pm by Ryan C. Miller
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UFC strawweight and potential new star, Paige VanZant, put on quite the show against Felice Herrig at UFC on FOX15.

The Team Alpha Male fighter beat up TUF alumni with relative ease. Her pace was too much for Herrig and VanZant ended up winning via unanimous decision.

VanZant, at the post-fight press conference, about all the doubters and about her growth as a fighter. Check it out!

“Maybe she was stronger. She obviously looks a lot stronger than me, but even when you’re a black belt, when you’re getting punched in the face, those things kind of go away. When you’re in a fight, it doesn’t matter what skill set you have, if you don’t have the heart then, your strength and your attributes fall back.”

“That was the plan. Of course I wanted to go out there and get a dominant performance. Everyone wants to finish their fight right away. I’m really happy with my performance tonight. I still have a lot to work on. I’m very young in this sport.”

“For me, every win is satisfying. I just understand some competitors have to get in that mindset. They’re about to go in and do a fight. Some people have to get in that mindset. You have to hate your opponent. I don’t have to do that. It’s like my birthday every time I walk out to the cage. This is what I love to do. I don’t have to hate who I’m fighting.”

“Every single fight, I’m going to change. I’m not technically the best yet, but I’m at the perfect camp for that.”

By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630

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