UFC's Paige VanZant: 'I say a prayer before every fight and every dance'

Mixed martial artist Paige VanZant was seen wrestling with the issue of trust on Monday night's episode of "Dancing with the Stars."

But FOX411 found out that the strawweight fighter puts her trust in God.

When asked if she prays before each dance, VanZant told FOX411, "I do!  I say a prayer before every fight and that's a big thing for me before I go into the Octagon, I get on my knees and say a prayer and I pray before every dance on [DWTS]."

Although her fight training is grueling, typically, she said, "Sunday I go to church, I take the day off. I rest."

During the show's difficult "switch up" week, in which the 'DWTS' competitors have to change partners, TV rehearsal footage showed VanZant having a hard time adapting to her new pro, Sasha Farber.

VanZant, whose regular partner is Mark Ballas, explained to the cameras that the dance experience has been a challenge because, "I'm a fighter. I throw people and punch them. It's me against somebody."

Farber stressed the importance of them trusting each other and VanZant admitted in confessional, "I don't have that trust level yet in anybody. I hope I can get it."

VanZant and Farber ultimately delivered a fierce and sexy rumba, getting a strong score of 31 out of 40. Guest judge Maks Chmerkovskiy cemented her front-runner status by commenting, "You are more than capable of winning the show."

Backstage, VanZant downplayed her trust issues and accentuated the positive, saying, "Each new obstacle I face, whether it be this or UFC fighting or anything I go through, it's just another challenge I have to overcome.

"I had a lot of fun working with Sasha [and] I felt like I did great job with [him]."

The 22-year-old, who is now competing for the mirror ball trophy instead of a title belt, doesn't like to lose and told reporters after Monday's show, "I think the hardest thing I went through in the UFC was my first loss. It was terrible. It was traumatizing. But it's just going back and rebuilding and getting better."

VanZant said of her grueling training schedule for fighting, "It's usually five to six days a week depending on how serious you train. It's a full time job and if you really want to make something your passion and your career, you have to put the same amount of effort into it as if it was a full time job."

Rumors flew that the pretty blonde might be in a romance with Bersten, her dance partner for week 2 after Balls was sidelined with a back injury, but VanZant told FOX411, "I am not dating anybody. I am very single.

"Me and Alan did a salsa which is obviously a very sexy routine. I feel if maybe me and Mark would have done that routine ... we would have gotten the same comments ... I was in love with the salsa."

Next week, Van Zant will return to her original partner Ballas and hopefully, kick some ballroom booty!

"I’m really happy with how every dance has gone so far," she smiled