‘Pissed’ Paige VanZant reveals it wasn’t her variety to pull out of BKFC London struggle
Paige VanZant had each purpose to get once more in movement this weekend (Sat., Aug. 20, 2022).
With Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) making its debut in London, England, the deck was once as soon as stacked, at the side of a VanZant versus Charisa Sigala have compatibility up. Alternatively, it was once as soon as published earlier at the present time (Tues., Aug. 16, 2022) that the bout was once as soon as postponed on account of undisclosed reasons. Initial opinions hinted that VanZant may have been the one to pull out of the bout on the other hand “12 Guage” has since cleared the air in that regard.
“THIS IS OUT OF MY CONTROL!!!” VanZant tweeted. “I WENT AN ENTITE CAMP AND WEIGHT CUT TO BE PULLED A WEEK OUT!!!! I DID NOT PULL FROM MY FIGHT!!!! I WAS PULLED! I AM PISSED OFF AND HEARTBROKEN! I [WORKED] MY F—KING ASS OFF TO BE PULLED A WEEK BEFORE I AM SUPPOSED TO COMPETE!!!!!!”
Long-time reporter, John Morgan, briefly followed up on VanZant’s reaction, getting some further clarity.
“Spoke to a person with knowledge of the decision that confirmed this was once as soon as a difficult selection made by way of the crowd, no longer ‘PVZ,’ on account of some logistical concerns in London,” Morgan tweeted. “Knowledgeable without reference to an October date being offered for the reschedule, November conceivable, as well.”
VanZant made her bare-knuckle boxing debut in Feb. 2021 opposite Britain Hart, suffering a unanimous selection loss (watch highlights). Later that exact same 12 months in July, VanZant rematched her fellow former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight prospect, Rachael Ostovich. “PVZ” submitted Ostovich with a 2d round armbar in their blended martial arts (MMA) stumble upon (watch highlights), on the other hand like against Hart, fell temporary by way of unanimous selection during the hoop (watch highlights).
The Dancing with the Stars winner is also at the present time underneath contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) where she continues to extend her choices throughout the struggle sports activities actions world post-UFC.