UFC standout Paige Van Zant had to remove every piece of clothing to make weight ahead of fight

We see it all the time, as MMA fighters typically have to cut insane weight in the week and days leading up to their bouts. And UFC fighter/Dancing with the Stars standout Paige Van Zant was just the latest to have to strip behind the black sheet in order to make weight for his 115-pound bout with Michelle Waterson (UFC allows a one-pound allowance in non-title fights).

As Van Zant prepared to get her clothes back on, she chirped to the crowd, “You’ll have to pay more for that! Just kidding.” (H/T Uproxx)

She’s lucky, however, that UFC now has a black cloth surrounding the fighter. That wasn’t always the case.

Van Zant will battle Waterson Saturday night at UFC on Fox 22. The main card starts at 8 p.m. ET.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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