Paige VanZant Expects to be Back in 6 Months Following Arm Injury
By: Nathan Zur Mar 9, 2018
VanZant is currently on the mend after suffering a broken arm
in her last fight inside the Octagon against Jessica-Rose
Clark at UFC Fight Night 124 back in January.
VanZant (7-4) suffered the break early in the fight -- her first at
125 pounds -- but ended up losing the bout by unanimous
After the contest, VanZant shared the x-ray via Twitter of the
nasty break which required surgery, a plate and screws to hold the
bone in place while it heals.
Well... I broke my arm in the first! I was
able to finish the fight but as you can see, had a hard recovering
and throwing my right. I’ll be back better and stronger than ever!
it’s all apart of the fight game. God had other plans for me. darn
spinning back fist. pic.twitter.com/v5DhSv5YxD
“12 Gauge” recently talked with TMZ about her recovery and how she
is busy keeping fit for a return later in the year (via MMAJunkie.com):
“I have a plate and seven screws in there -- it’s still broken.
Three months until I’m back punching with my right hand. Six months
-- I know I’ll have a fight in six months, and that’s guaranteed.
I’m working with the UFC. I’m keeping myself in amazing shape, so
all it is is working on my right.
“I’m really excited to get back in there. I’m staying in good
shape, and I’m going to be knocking people out. I feel like I’m
still in that title contention spot in the 125 division. I know
everybody calls me out, so we’ll just pick somebody from the list
and take ’em out.”
It hasn’t been all bad news for the former “Dancing with the Stars”
contestant, as she recently announced via Instagram that she got
engaged to her boyfriend Austin
Vanderford, who’s also a professional fighter.