By Mike Parrott
UFC fighter, Paige VanZant has been listed in the same weight class as Conor McGregor according to UFC, saying that she has put on 20 pounds than her supposed weight.
The UFC do not have a women's lightweight division, instead only going as high as the 145lb featherweight limit. But that hasn't stopped them form listing Paige VanZant as a lightweight, supposedly now weighing 155lbs, rather than her usual 125lbs.
VanZant has since uploaded her reaction to the UFC listing her accidental weight and shared it online. The fighter normally weights 125lb and has to make that weight for her upcoming fight on July 11th.
"I was like, 'That's not possible'...I thought they edited the picture to get a response from me...I'm not at Team Alpha Male anymore, which is fine you know teams change...I'm so confused."
"I make way more money sitting at home, posting pictures on Instagram, than I do fighting."@paigevanzant says her endorsement earnings greatly outpace her fight earnings (via @arielhelwani) pic.twitter.com/dpdANFcbxU- ESPN MMA (@espnmma) August 26, 2019
Paige has not fought since January 2018 when she last beat Rachael Ostovich on points, bouncing back from consecutive defeats, firstly against Michelle Waterson and then Jessica-Rose Clark. VanZant was set to meet Amanda Ribas in a strawweight bout in Brazil on March 14, but VanZant pulled out due to a reoccurring arm injury.
Hopefully VanZant can get a few wins under her belt, so she can try and coerce Conor McGregor out of retirement and put on a lightweight division classic.
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