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Morning Report: Paige VanZant reveals she broke her arm again, shows gruesome photo

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Paige VanZant
Paige VanZant
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After a year of sitting out with injury, it appears Paige VanZant’s return will be short-lived.

Last year, VanZant broke her arm during the opening round of her flyweight debut against Jessica-Rose Clark. VanZant went on to lose a decision and then had surgery to fix the arm. Unfortunately, that surgery didn’t work and VanZant had to have a second surgery on the arm last summer. The second surgery proved successful and VanZant made a full recovery.

VanZant returned to action this past January for the UFC’s ESPN debut, rebounding from her loss to Clark with an armbar win over Rachael Ostovich. She was later linked to a fight with Poliana Botelho at UFC 236 but was pulled from that fight earlier this week. Now we know why.

On Thursday, VanZant took to Twitter, posting a message revealing that she had broken her arm again. She later posted an image to her Instagram stories showing the damage.

Taken from VanZant’s Instagram Stories

We are not doctors here at MMAFighting but that certainly does appear to be severely broken.

VanZant did not elaborate on whether the break will require surgery but it’s safe to say another extended layoff is in store for “12 Gauge”.


And still. Two Jon Jones drug tests come back atypical, cleared to fight at UFC 235 by NAC.

Crashing. Colby Covington crashes Kamaru Usman’s UFC 235 workout, issues ultimatum.

Bum. Kamaru Usman says Colby Covington ‘looked like a bum on the street’ at UFC 235 open workouts.

Old Lion Dinosaur. Vitor Belfort signs with ONE Championship.

USADA. Walt Harris suspended four months by CSAC for positive drug test, UFC 232 win overturned.


Vitor swinging for the fences early.

Beef Wars.


Mixed MollyWhopper back in your earhole.

Brian Ortega’s Modelo commercial.

Anatomy of UFC 235.



Bushido Talk. Discussing UFC 235, interim titles, and GSP’s retirement.

Believe You Me. Michael Bisping turns 40 and celebrates by talking about UFC 235 and 236.


Hot damn.

In contrast, here’s Dana punking Colby hard.

Man, Colby getting dunked on all day.

Still doing his best though.

Wonder what this is in relation to. . .

DC’s guy coming soon it looks like.



Glad we have this incredible service in MMA. PEDS are Murder.



Poliana Botelho (7-2) vs. Lauren Mueller (5-1); UFC 236, April 13.


2008: Anderson Silva “unified” the UFC and Pride 185 pound championships, submitting Dan Henderson with a rear-naked choke at UFC 82. The event also featured Mark Coleman being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

2009: Mike Thomas Brown successfully defended his featherweight title, submitting Leonard Garcia with an arm-triangle choke at WEC 39.


UFC 235 is a great card on paper. Let’s hope if plays out that way since there isn’t much else going on in fight sports this weekend.

Thanks for reading, enjoy the fights, and see y’all on Monday.



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