Paige VanZant is one of the most exciting female competitors in the UFC right now, coming off of a big win over Bec Rawlings at UFC On Fox 21, she is also one of the youngest fighters in the UFC.
The folks at TMZ Sports recently caught up with the UFC star to talk about the UFC debut of former professional wrestler CM Punk, who was tapped in just over two minutes by Mickey Gall.
“I did see the CM Punk fight, he definitely (has a career in the UFC), he’s pretty old, I love CM Punk, I wanted him to do well. I don’t know, I think he’s just a little too old for it, he came out there a little too aggressive and overconfident. You just can’t teach jiu-jitsu in two years, he definitely has a chance (to win a fight), he definitely does, there are a lot of people out there that he would do a lot better against. Somebody that maybe does not have such a high level of jiu-jitsu background, I would love to see him fight again, he is still an athlete. He needs to work on his jiu-jitsu, I would say a good focus on jiu-jitsu, it’s going to take a while, but he can do it. It is (fun having Punk in the UFC), the biggest thing is that everybody complained about having him in the UFC, but it’s an entertainment industry, UFC’s in it to make money of course and CM Punk is an entertainer, he puts on a show and he brought a lot of fans to the UFC, more fans in the UFC means more money for the rest of us.”
Just for the record, with the whole age thing, Paige VanZant is 22 years old and CM Punk is 37 years old.