Paige VanZant Forced To Strip Naked To Make Weight
With just a couple of events left for 2016, the UFC treats us this weekend to a stacked free UFC on Fox card.
Platinum Mike Perry will look to extend his professional career to a perfect 10-0, having knocked out all of his previous opponents.
Meanwhile, badboy Mickey Gall will attempt to defeat “Super” Sage Northcutt in the co-main event.
The main event of the impressive card will be between youngster Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson in front of a packed crowd at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
22-year-old VanZant is coming off a Performance of the Night knockout victory of Aussie Bec Rawlings and comes into this fight with a record of 7-2.
30-year-old Michelle Waterson had to wait until July 2015 to get her chance in the UFC but brought an excellent record of 13-4 into this fight. In the build-up to the battle, Waterson had a slight pop at VanZant, claiming that although she liked the young fighter as a person, her fighting skills were still “very green.”
VanZant couldn’t trash talk to save her life but, instead, she simply spoke of a belief in her fighting skills.
“Everyone thinks I’m super green, but I’m not,” VanZant said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour.
“I have confidence in my skill and I know I’ve worked hard for this fight, so I’m excited to go in there and show my athletic capabilities,” VanZant said. “I have skills that I showed in my last fight, my athletic capabilities, with that awesome head kick knockout, so I’m ready to go in there and show a little more fireworks.”
Despite her bubbly and positive personality, things did not go according to plan at the weigh ins earlier today. VanZant appeared to tip the scales and was forced to strip naked in a last minute attempt to make weight.
You can check out the earlier weigh in here:
Shortly after, both girls went to battle in a dance off. Take a look for yourself: