Paige VanZant Explains She Is Not Medically Cleared To Fight Under UFC Banner Yet
Paige VanZant was talking about her potential UFC return on Twitter this month.
Just said yes to a fight date. PVZ is returning. #UFC
— Paige VanZant (@paigevanzant) August 18, 2018
There were rumors 12-Gauge will face Rachel Ostovich in a 125-pound division on January 19, 2019. The fight was in works for the first UFC event under ESPN deal. Initially, both sides agreed to the bout. But 12-Gauge might have gone too far with her inevitable return blabbing on Twitter.
Paige VanZant currently claims Rachel Ostovich showdown is nothing but fake news! She is not medically cleared yet!
#FakeNews..sorry everyone I’m not even cleared yet. Hoping to get cleared this week to slowly start back to training! Off to Vegas Thursday to see my doctor.
— Paige VanZant (@paigevanzant) August 26, 2018
Unfortunately, Paige VanZant (7-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) broke her arm in UFC Fight Night 124 match versus Jessica Rose-Clark, on January 14, 2018. She had undergone surgery but the situation got complicated. In June this year, Page stated that, for some reason, her bone is still broken. Another corrective surgery was a must.
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❗️Arm Update❗️ I unfortunately and sadly 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.
12-Gauge was sent under the knife again last month. Paige VanZant plans to visit her doctor on Thursday. We are expecting an update on her health soon. Until then, let’s hope 12-Gauge will see the inside of the octagon soon! Her kicks can really raise the crowd on its feet. Just remember that switch kick against Bec Rawlings!