Paige VanZant to undergo second surgery on arm after first operation ‘failed’

Popular UFC Women’s Flyweight fighter Paige Van Zant’s broken arm isn’t on the mend, not yet anyway.

Van Zant announced the bad news via social media. Apparently, the first surgery did not work, and she requires a second surgery, currently scheduled for July.
The post announcing her status is below.
❗️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.
  • paigevanzantufc❗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.
VanZant broke her arm in her last fight, a unanimous decision loss against Australian flyweight Jessica-Rose “Jessy Jess” Clark.
Wishing her a more successful second surgery and hoping that we see her in the Octagon very soon.
Terence
Veteran martial arts writer also published in Black Belt and Fight! Magazine.

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