Paige VanZant talks to Submission Radio about numerous subjects including Sage Northcutt, Reebok and her upcoming fight against Rose Namajunas in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs VanZant.
Paige was originally set to face off against Joanne Calderwood but she was forced to pull out and was replaced by Rose Namajunas. “It was really quick the opponent switch, Paige said. I got a call from my manager, they were like hey Joanne’s out she’s hurt I just want to let you know, I’m talking to the UFC about who your next opponent is, they text and then a few minutes later they call back and then their like alright just got off the phone to Dana we got Rose and I was like alright perfect, let’s make it happen !
When asked if Rose is a tougher test than Joanne, Paige said “I think that Joanne and Rose bring different things to the table”
“I will say I think Rose has a more extensive skill set as far as stand up, on the ground, she has a more extensive skill set so I’m defiantly preparing for that and I’m just excited that I get to fight someone that’s ranked higher than me and hopefully move up in the rankings.”
When asked about Angela Hill’s recent negative comments about the fight Paige hit back by saying. “I’ve had a fight of the night bonus for a reason. I go out there, I put on exciting fights and I can’t wait to get in there and Rose is a high level competitor, I’m a high level competitor and this is definitely going to be a fight that you don’t want to miss”.