Paige VanZant was expected to make her way to superstar in the Bareknuckle arena.
Instead, the former UFC strawweight fell to 0-2 after losing back-to-back bouts to Britons Hart and Rachael Ostovich, both of whom came for David Feldman and Co. under the BKFC banner in Florida.
“Absolutely she is in a must-win situation,” Feldman told MMA Fighting. “I can’t keep saying, ‘She fought really well, now let’s see what happens next time.’ At some point and now it’s time for her to come out with a win. As I said, we’ll sit down with your team and see what happens. I think we will all move forward together, but you are absolutely right, she is without a doubt in a must-win situation. “
VanZant, 27, has struggled with similar fights in her MMA career, losing four of her last six and finishing three times in the process. Outside of their own personal website, “12 Gauge” couldn’t get anything going.
“I didn’t like that she stormed out of the ring and didn’t come to the post-fight press conference, but at the same time I liked it because she did, because she is so passionate about what she does and I am likes fighters who can’t take casualties, ”Feldman continued. “On the other hand, it has to do what the company asks. There could have been misunderstandings. It doesn’t matter either. The important thing is that she fought really, really well and we will sit down with her team and see what comes next. “
A date and opponent for VanZant’s return has yet to be set.