Faber knows all too well about the way outside opportunities can tug at a young fighter, and he said she's handled it well. Since signing with the UFC in April 2015, the former Invicta FC atomweight champion has competed in just one fight-a third-round submission of Angela Magana in July 2015-thanks to a knee injury, a broken hand and a broken finger. "The ultimate goal is to win and win, but I also have many other things outside fighting that I'm pursuing and I'm passionate about", VanZant told the Los Angeles Times while taking tiny bites from a kale salad in an interview at a hillside restaurant on the Westside. It's not that big of a weight gain for me. If they were able to find a middle ground, it would certainly be one of the most talked about fights between a pair of popular female fighters. The way she's kept poised through it, with media obligations that go beyond being a fighter, is impressive.
"We'll see if we meet at 125", she said. Check out a video with one of her more memorable wins. However, for the first time in her career, Rousey was taken past the first round. She's coming for you and she is not going to let you breathe.
After VanZant's last finish, we wouldn't doubt her.
The WWE was reportedly interested in her for its annual SummerSlam even in August, but VanZant turned it down because she had an impending bout against Bec Rawlings and didn't want any distractions.
"I've already beaten Felice Herrig, who was a champion in Bellator, so that's nothing new for me", VanZant said. I'm a Christian, so I feel I was put her for a specific goal, to use this as a platform. "All I'm really focused on is this next fight".
"I have confidence in my own skill and know that I am very prepared for this fight".
When she was battered and bloodied by Namajunas last December, she showed a ton of heart and tenacity, pushing the fight to the fifth round when she could have easily looked for an exit earlier in the contest.