PVZ broken arm won’t heal, further surgery necessary

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

When Paige Vanzant entered the UFC as a teenager, many suspected her looks had as much to do with it as her skills. But PVZ started off 3-0, and when she finally lost it was so gallantly that her fans increased, and she was still cleaning blood out of her ears days later.

Vanzant rebounded with a performance-bonus-winning karate kick KO, got tapped early by The Karate Hottie, and finally moved up to flyweight where she lost a unanimous decision to Jessica-Rose Clark in January. Not that any further proof is needed of her sheer badassery, but PVZ badly broke her arm in Round 1 while attempting a spinning hammerfist, and fought on.

Now Vanzant reports on her social network that the arm won’t heal, and further surgery is necessary.

“I unfortunately and sadly have to inform all of my fans who have been standing by my side that my arm surgery has failed,” she 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.”