Paige VanZant has broken the unfortunate news that her broken arm has failed to heal after undergoing surgery, and as such she’s now going to be out for even longer as she prepares to undergo a second operation on the limb.
“❗️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,” PVZ wrote on Instagram.
“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.”
The setback comes at a tough time in the 24-year-old’s career, having lost three of her last four fights, including most recently back-to-back losses against Michelle Waterson and Jessica-Rose Clark, leaving her career record standing at 7-4.