Paige VanZant has a message of defiance about her hats, telling them that she will be “still beautiful” even if she is cut to pieces before her bare-toe ankle.
VanZant moved away from mixed martial arts following the end of her UFC contract, signing a lucrative deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships (BKFC) bareback promotion.
#Knucklemania will be the most stacked BKFC event in history & is going down on Fri. Feb 5th!
— Bare Knuckle FC (@bareknucklefc) January 7, 2021
His decision to join the bare-knuckle organization led to criticism from fans who questioned the 26-year-old player’s career move.
But he blew his enemies before fighting off Hart’s Britain in the BKFC main event: Knuckle Mania
The former UFC star has told her about “growing up” and insists she will still be beautiful even if her face bleeds in battle.
Speaking to TMZ, he said, “I feel like I’ve been doing this for most of my career, and I’ve been thinking about it, because I’ve kept my mouth shut so much about all the haters , hate and negativity I get.?
“My idea is that if you’re talking to someone, you should be ready to tell them to their face.
“And not one person who has said something negative about me in public has said it to my face.
12 Gauge added, “For me, it’s like all the negativity on my face, like growing up.
“It’s a face, and it’s mine, and I can do whatever I want with it.
“And I guess what, I’ll still look beautiful even if I’m open. Not a big deal.
“I think people like that – it makes me believe – I want to see the world as this wonderful happy place, but it’s so reckless just thinking about your beauty is so important.”
He went 5-4 inside the famed Octagon, most recently losing to Amanda Ribas for submission to UFC 251 last summer.
VanZant, who has been hampered by injuries, will seek her first victory since January 2019 when she clashes with Hart on Friday.