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Paige VanZant compares her MMA career to ‘Roy Nelson in ballet tights,’ says ‘it’s something unexpected’

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Be ready to block those mental images from clouding your brain …

It’s like comparing apples and oranges, right?

Accomplished mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and surging Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s strawweight competitor Paige VanZant has ascended to super stardom because of her resounding physique and stout grappling skills.

Not to mention she knows how to twerk it.

Having racked up a solo sponsorship deal with the exclusive apparel provider of UFC, Reebok, and three straight finishes inside the Octagon, “12 Gauge” stills finds herself combating doubters, who’re tugging at her reputation, which is because most people are drawn to the “unexpected.”

VanZant provides the explanation (via

“For me to be a fighter, it’s different, it’s unexpected. You wouldn’t expect someone like me to be a fighter, and I think that’s what draws people to watch me. It’s the same thing if you saw (heavyweight contender) Roy Nelson in ballet tights all of a sudden performing in Julliard; people would want to watch. It’s something unexpected, it’s something you would have never imagined, and I think that’s why I’m getting so much attention.”

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