Excerpted from the “Go Ahead, Underestimate Me” chapter of “RISE: Surviving the Fight of My Life,” by Paige VanZant.
It’s UFC Fight Night 80 at the Chelsea Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, a well-known mixed martial arts event. Our fight is the main event. I have six wins on my resume, and I’m not backing down for my seventh. Because the strawweight division is new, I can be a world champion. The momentum has been building so much that it feels like Christmas, my birthday, and New Year’s all rolled into one. I’m twenty-one, I’m fighting with the UFC — my life is starting to feel like a sort of cosmic arrival. I settle in with myself, attuned to a path of growth, unwavering in my goals. Having such clear focus and direction gives meaning to every single day: I exist to evolve. And my intention feels volcanic. I walk onto the Octagon buzzing with a full-body excitement. I’m up against Rose “Thug” Namajunas, who was in The Ultimate Fighter and got her feet wet as a taekwondo
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