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Click at your own risk: Paige VanZant posts photo of apparent gruesome cut

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Fans flocking to Paige VanZant’s Instagram account looking for her latest selfie or training video got an unpleasant surprise late Wednesday evening.

The UFC strawweight star posted a graphic picture of a foot wound that is so ghastly one could easily mistake it for an elaborate bit of movie makeup. However, VanZant gave no indication that it was anything but legit, simply writing “Well damn.”

Well damn.

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VanZant, 23, has not fought since a loss to Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 22 last December. Should this injury prove to be as severe as it looks, it’s possible that it could affect her reported (via FloCombat) flyweight debut against Jessica Eye at UFC 216 in October, but that remains to be seen.

The gash (and brief comment) brings to mind Donald Cerrone’s ugly eye injury that he revealed prior to his bout with Matt Brown at UFC 206 last December, which did turn out to be somewhat of a hoax.

“Cowboy” later told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that he had suffered some minor scrapes as a result of a hunting accident and decided to have some fun with fans and media by using makeup to embellish the damage.

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