As Paige VanZant closes in on her one-year anniversary in the Octagon, the 21-year-old has some advice for UFC newcomers like 19-year-old Sage Northcutt. VanZant's remarks were taped by MMA Fighting during a recent media scrum.
"Embrace every second" of your UFC experience.
VanZant has handled the bright lights with aplomb as she's racked up a 3-0 record in MMA's biggest promotion and come of legal drinking age wearing Reebok and fighting for Dana White. She credits her background as a trained dancer for her poise.
She's coming off an armbar submission win over Alex Chambers at UFC 191 and is expected to face Joanne Calderwood on December 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80. She notched a decision win over Felice Herrig at UFC on Fox 15: Machida vs. Rockhold in April and TKO'd Kailin Curran in her UFC debut last November.
She'll headline a UFC Fight Pass card on December 10 against Joanne Calderwood.
Sage Northcutt is the Texas karateka who just won his UFC debut via first round TKO over Fransisco Treviño and is now mulling dropping out of college to fight full time.