Paige VanZant is admittedly not ready for a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Strawweight title, nor is she in a hurry to get there.
VanZant, 21, has already opened eyes — and dropped jaws — thanks to her work so far inside the Octagon, including her successful Octagon debut against Caitlin Curran, a unanimous decision win over Felice Herrig and her recent second-round submission win over Alex Chambers (watch video replay here).
But, when the time comes to answer the call for the big fight, VanZant tells MMA Junkie that she’s more than certain it will be current 115-pound queen, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, whom she’ll face inside the cage.
In other words, “JJ” will be in for a rather lengthy title run:
“If I look at Joanna, of course, I feel a certain way about her, because she has the belt. She has something I want. I understand why I get some of the negative feedback from some of the strawweights because I am where they’d like to be. I’m just so blessed right now. I’m not going to take any of these things personally because they don’t know me personally.”
“She’s a great fighter; I think she’s ….View original article