Paige VanZant wants to return to the ring after finishing the UFC contract with a devastating defeat at UFC 251
on Fight Island.
Amanda Ribas defeated Paige Vanzant in the first round via submission. Extended her undefeated streak to 5-0.
The Brazilian dominated from the outset and took down VanZant at the end of the first minute,
after a minute staying down, Paige VanZant tried her best to get back into the match, but the arm was in the grip of Ribas, who made sure there is no coming back for her opponent.
It marked her final fight in her UFC deal and even promoter Dana White urged the American to test out different promotions.
Now the 26-year-old has revealed she will postpone surgery on her arm to sign a deal to return to action.
But whether that will be with UFC or a rival organization remains to be seen.
VanZant told MMA Fighting: “I’m hoping to sign a new fight promotion with somebody and fight this year if I can.
“I want to fight as soon as possible. In my mind, I’m going to go ahead and delete that last fight and start over.