The UFC return of Paige VanZant will be further delayed as she is set to undergo another surgery.
VanZant, who underwent a surgery recently to fix her injured arm, noted on Instagram that she will need another one as her first surgery ‘failed’.
“Unfortunately and sadly, I 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,” she wrote.
She is currently on a two-fight losing streak after suffering defeats to Michelle Watterson and Jessica Rose-Clark. Her last win came back in August 2016 against Bec Rawlings.