Paige VanZant To Get Second Surgery On Arm


Paige VanZant not only suffered a decision loss to Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Fight Night St. Louis, but also suffered a broken arm in the bout.

The female flyweight already had one surgery done to repair the arm, but that procedure failed and the UFC star has to go under the knife again.

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It was through Instagram that VanZant announced the news:



Arm Update I unfortunately and sadly have to inform all of my fans who have been standing by my side that my arm surgery has failed. For whatever reason my bone still is totally broken in my arm and shows no sign of healing or progression. All that we can guess is that I went back to training too quickly and didn’t give my arm the proper time to heal without any motion. This is the downfall of athletes, pushing through pain when they should not. I will be going in for another more serious surgery next month where they will take bone fragments from my hip to fill the break and put another bigger plate in. I will take the time off to heal this go around. I will be back to the UFC and I will fight many more fights in the future. Send some prayers up for me for recovery. Thank you.

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There is no word at this time as to when VanZant could return to the Octagon, but more is going to be known as she heals from this latest setback.

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