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.
Well.... I fractured my arm again. So there’s that.— Paige VanZant (@paigevanzant) March 1, 2019
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.
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USADA. Walt Harris suspended four months by CSAC for positive drug test, UFC 232 win overturned.
Vitor swinging for the fences early.
Mixed MollyWhopper back in your earhole.
Brian Ortega’s Modelo commercial.
Anatomy of UFC 235.
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Believe You Me. Michael Bisping turns 40 and celebrates by talking about UFC 235 and 236.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
The Boss is pumped!!#UFC235 goes down Saturday LIVE on PPV! Which fight are you most looking forward to? ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/wPtjjKi4Gx— UFC (@ufc) February 28, 2019
Great announcement by @danawhite— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 1, 2019
Dana, when you will get fired from UFC, I think you’ll have great job on television
In contrast, here’s Dana punking Colby hard.
Here is Colby Covington looking for (and finding!) Dana White, who was gambling at the Palms, to confront him about why he is not fighting for the title at #UFC235 this weekend. pic.twitter.com/ej98P2hvXz— Matthew Wells (@MrMWellsArt) March 1, 2019
Man, Colby getting dunked on all day.
Funny bc he is teasing Marty, but @ColbyCovMMA ducked Marty for the interim belt https://t.co/jfcIPsIzSS— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) February 28, 2019
Still doing his best though.
Jon Jones fails 2 more drug tests before #ufc235— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) February 28, 2019
Wonder what this is in relation to. . .
I've always encouraged my fighters to train anywhere they want. Go spar, learn, grow then bring it back so we can all improve. If they leave to join another team then I wish them well. What's your opinion on a coach blocking their student from going to learn from someone else?— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) February 28, 2019
Over the years I've had a couple fighters from various gyms message if they could drop in. I always say yes. On rare occasions they then message back an apology that their coach has blocked them coming. I find that weird as I'd never stop someone from my gym learning anywhere.— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) February 28, 2019
DC’s guy coming soon it looks like.
Opponent locked in ✔️ waiting on date and contract .. let you guys know as soon as I find out— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) February 28, 2019
Guys yes I’m fighting 185 and I’ll tell you who opponent is when contract is signed. https://t.co/TnweX9EOBb— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) February 28, 2019
Hey, if you're going to f*** up, might as well go big and make history ♀️ #mostFbombsinhistorytoo #rawr #thisdayinhistory #14seconds #rouseyvszingano @ufc pic.twitter.com/uo7fySRf6m— Alpha Cat Zingano (@CatZingano) February 28, 2019
I went to the UFC Performance Institute to ice bath, and some rugby team was in there also doing recovery. One guy said, "Hi! Do you do UFC?" I answered, "Heck yeah I do UFC!" I've waited so long to say that. XD #UFC @UFC— Roxanne Modafferi (@Roxyfighter) February 28, 2019
Glad we have this incredible service in MMA. PEDS are Murder.
Man I was trying to enjoy a massage and kept hearing my phone vibrate! told my massage therapist I was gonna knock whoever was calling out....turns out to be USADA— Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) February 28, 2019
"Picograms? We talkin' Picograms???" #UFC235 pic.twitter.com/B73H7fnmF5— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) February 28, 2019
Poliana Botelho (7-2) vs. Lauren Mueller (5-1); UFC 236, April 13.
TODAY IN MMA HISTORY
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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