UFC strawweight #PaigeVanZant is gearing up for her main event fight this weekend in Sacramento, but isn't opposed to looking ahead at who she might fight next. She was stopped on the street by TMZ on Monday as she was leaving the FOX studios and was asked if she'd ever fight former UFC bantamweight champion #RondaRousey.
The answer might just surprise you.
"Hey, if she wants to meet me at 125 ," VanZant said. "I'd have to go up."
VanZant currently fights at 115 pounds, Rousey at 135, so she is proposing a catchweight bout between the two UFC stars.
In the past, Rousey has been unwilling to compromise when asked if she'd move up in weight to fight longtime rival Cris "Cyborg" Justino. So, it's even more unlikely that she'd ever go further down in weight to fight VanZant, who isn't even strawweight champion (Joanna Jędrzejczyk holds that title).
VanZant would have more to gain (literally) by fighting Rousey because she's one of the greatest female fighters in the sport today. Unfortunately, Ronda would gain little more than a paycheck if she were to fight and beat VanZant.
But it's fun to think about right?
Who do you think would win in this fight?
Watch Paige take on Michelle Waterson at UFC Sacramento this Saturday on Fox.