Paige VanZant had to pull out of her upcoming fight with Amanda Ribas recently and now she’s revealed why – she’s broken her arm yet again!
For those counting this is the third time that PVZ has had to deal with the same issue and it’s left her with just two fights in the Octagon over the past three years and counting, but the good news is that this particular version of the injury isn’t likely to keep her out of action for too long.
“You know that Japanese proverb “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Well my story is break your arm three times, keep fighting four,” VanZant wrote on Instagram. “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.”