Paige VanZant was scheduled to face Amanda Ribas at UFC Fight Night Brasilia, but she was pulled from the bout and replaced by Randa Markos.
Unfortunately for VanZant, another fractured arm has taken her out of action, which the fighter revealed via Instagram:
You know that Japanese proverb “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Well my story is break your arm three times, keep fighting four. Anyone could choose to give up here, it would be the easiest thing to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength. Yes I fractured my arm again. No this isn’t the end of my story. This is a very small fracture and will only take 6-8 weeks to heal. My Dr. said I will be back ready to take a fight in May. This is the second time I broke through a screw hole where my plate in my arm is, third break in a third spot. I know I need to adjust my training now that I have a permanent plate and screws in there. I will make those adjustments and I will return successfully just as I have before. I am not going anywhere, I am only 25 years old and I am a gangster fighter. I will be making my UFC return in May. God just wanted me to have a little more patience. Send me some good vibes #fanzants I could use some love --
VanZant says in the above statement that she could return to action in May, which would mark the fighter’s first bout since defeating Rachael Ostovich at UFC Fight Night Brooklyn.