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UFC News: Former teammate claims Paige VanZant can't fight

Anurag Mitra
04 Dec 2019, 14:09 IST

Paige VanZant
Paige VanZant

In the final fight before her current contract with the UFC expires, Paige VanZant will go up against Amanda Ribas in a strawweight clash when the promotion visits Brazil in March 2020.

After the expiry of her current contract, in all likelihood, VanZant will be open to offers from other promotions such as Bellator and the Singapore based promotion ONE Championship.

VanZant's former teammate Cynthia Calvillo, who also happens to be a UFC strawweight doesn't sound like she will be too unhappy to see the former leave UFC and in an interview with MMA Fighting, Calvillo blasted VanZant for calling her out on Instagram and then deleting her replies.

“She’s not my concern in any kind of way. I don’t feel like me beating her would mean anything but I did [find it] bothersome with her calling me out and just deleting my replies. I feel like that’s more disrespectful. She would say it’s a respectable call out but yet delete replies. It was a lot of (expletive).”

Calvillo went on to claim that VanZant likes to get attention via social media because she cannot fight.

“I understand that’s her gimmick. That’s how she gets paid. She likes to get attention, stir up problems because no one’s ever going to pay attention to her for being one of the greatest fighters ever because she sucks at fighting. Give her attention because of the way she looks and she likes to stir drama. Cause that’s what she’s all about.”
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