VanZant suffers 3rd arm fracture, out of UFC Brasilia
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Paige VanZant pulled out of her strawweight bout against Amanda Ribas at UFC Brasilia on March 14, the promotion announced Thursday evening. Ribas will now take on Randa Markos.

VanZant revealed Friday that she was forced off the card due to yet another arm fracture.

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You know that Japanese proverb “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Well my story is break your arm three times, keep fighting four. Anyone could choose to give up here, it would be the easiest thing to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength. Yes I fractured my arm again. No this isn’t the end of my story. This is a very small fracture and will only take 6-8 weeks to heal. My Dr. said I will be back ready to take a fight in May. This is the second time I broke through a screw hole where my plate in my arm is, third break in a third spot. I know I need to adjust my training now that I have a permanent plate and screws in there. I will make those adjustments and I will return successfully just as I have before. I am not going anywhere, I am only 25 years old and I am a gangster fighter. I will be making my UFC return in May. God just wanted me to have a little more patience. Send me some good vibes #fanzants I could use some love 💗

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"My story is break your arm three times, keep fighting four," VanZant wrote on Instagram.

VanZant first broke her right arm in a January 2018 bout against Jessica-Rose Clark, which she lost by decision. She's undergone multiple operations since then, but either her arm hasn't healed properly or she's re-injured it.

"This is the second time I broke through a screw hole where my plate in my arm is, third break in a third spot," VanZant wrote. "I know I need to adjust my training now that I have a permanent plate and screws in there. I will make those adjustments and I will return successfully just as I have before."

VanZant added that the latest "very small" fracture will heal in six-to-eight weeks, according to her doctor, and that she'll be ready to fight again in May.

The 25-year-old has only competed once since the Clark bout, defeating Rachael Ostovich via second-round submission in January 2019.

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