Paige VanZant Reveals X-Ray Showing Broken Arm Suffered In Her Loss to Jessica-Rose Clark
Paige VanZant had the unfortunate luck to suffer a broken arm during her fight on Sunday night against Jessica-Rose Clark in St. Louis
According to VanZant, she suffered the injury during the first round when she uncorked a spinning back fist that caught Clark but ultimately cost her the use of one of her arms for the majority of the fight.
VanZant was heard telling her corner between rounds that she believed her arm was broken and then she grabbed onto her forearm immediately after the fight while wincing in obvious pain.
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
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) January 15, 2018
Following the fight, VanZant was taken to a local hospital where her suspicions were confirmed as she showed off in the x-ray that proved her arm was broken during the fight.
Despite the injury, VanZant gutted it out for all three rounds but still came up short as she lost in her flyweight debut while Clark picked up her second UFC win since joining the promotion last year.