VanZant Needs Second Surgery On Broken Arm

Following an initial surgery was unsuccessful, Paige VanZant will need a second surgery on her broken arm.

VanZant, who recently ended a press tour for her memoir, took to Instagram to announce she needed another surgery on her broken right arm, following a “failed” first surgery earlier this year. VanZant theorized that she returned to training too soon following the break, which occurred in the first round of her UFC St. Louis fight against Jessica Rose Clark

The popular UFC flyweight claims she didn’t give her arm “the proper time to heal without any motion.” A second and “more serious” surgery is scheduled for July.

 

❗️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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VanZant’s complete statement regarding her second surgery can be read below.

“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.”

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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