According to a March 30 report from My MMA News, UFC strawweight superstar Paige VanZant confirmed via Twitter that she’ll be shaving her head for charity. VanZant, 21, did not reveal exactly when she’ll be buzzing her head, but she might be smart to get it done before her upcoming fight with Felice Herrig.
Lisa Ellis, the last woman to fight Herrig, complained that the Chicago star pulled her hair twice during their fight. If VanZant wants to avoid dirty hair-pulling tactics, she can kill two birds with one stone by shaving her head for charity before the fight goes down. VanZant fights Herrig on Apr. 18 in Newark, New Jersey.
Here’s the thing: VanZant teased before she ever made it into the UFC that she would buzz her head for charity if she ever got into the promotion. Now that she’s in the UFC, she’s living up to her word by shaving off her gorgeous blonde locks. The 21-year-old deserves serious props for sticking to her word.
VanZant says shaving her head will be part of the St. Baldrick’s charity. Let’s be honest: This is a win-win all around. VanZant is doing a great job showing she’s a charitable, kind-hearted person by shaving her head for St. Baldrick’s, and she’s also doing a fine job raising awareness for the charity.
The UFC also comes away looking peachy, as it portrays their fighters in a warm light. This wasn’t just a public relations stunt concocted by the UFC’s PR team. VanZant thought to shave her head all on her own.
Fight fans across the globe have mixed feelings on VanZant’s decision. Luckily, hair is just hair, and it will grow back. Fans of VanZant’s luscious golden locks should know her hair will grow back in just a few months.