Paige VanZant took to social media to announce that she is going to “wreck shop” in UFC’s new 125-pound flyweight division. Oh, and she also bid farewell to the old days where she struggled like hell to cut to 115 pounds by sharing some alarming photos:
In September, Paige told “The MMA Hour” she passed out multiple times before her last fight and that moving up was the way to go (via MMAFighting):
“It’s a big cut for me,” VanZant said. “I’m a lot heavier than people realize. I was honestly killing myself for this sport. In my last I want to say two fights or three fights, I’ve passed out in my bathroom. This last one, I passed out and had the doctors almost not cleared me for the fight.”
One of the photos Paige shared, which is now deleted, appears to be the bathroom incident she discussed in the interview:
Will Paige actually dominate at 125? No idea, but it’s probably better for her to find out than continue this brutal process.