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Paige VanZant Says She’d Love to Work With WWE, Thinks Rousey Will ‘Do Awesome’ There

March 19, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Paige VanZant

Paige VanZant spoke with MMAjunkie about Ronda Rousey going to WWE, if she would be willing do work with the company and more. Highlights are below:

On Rousey going to WWE: “It’s just another platform for us UFC fighters to make a name for ourselves. I know Ronda is going to do awesome at it, and she’s going to make a name for herself in the WWE.”

On whether she’d ever do the same: “I’m a fighter first and foremost, but if the opportunity ever came knocking, I’m not one to turn opportunities down. I think it’s an amazing organization, and I’d definitely love to work with them.”

On her loss to Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Fight Night 124: “I felt awesome, and that was the biggest thing that was unfortunate for me. It’s how good I felt at that division. I felt great going into it. I felt great fighting at flyweight. And to have to not win the fight because of a broken arm – I threw the punch myself. She didn’t break it. I broke my arm all by myself on her head, so it sucks.”

On moving ahead from her losing skid: “I can’t regret that fight. I have to go, move forward and look forward to the next one. I’m healing up. The doctor said I’m healing faster than he’s ever seen. So, three months until I can start hitting with full force and then I give myself another few weeks to get ready for a fight.”

On a potential title shot: “I still definitely think that within the 125-pound division, I’m still eligible for that title shot relatively soon. I know I need to earn it and fight one or two more times, improve myself, but that’s ultimately the goal.”