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Paige VanZant injured, pulled from UFC 216 fight against Jessica Eye

UFC Fight Night: Herrig v VanZant Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images

This book may need another chapter.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been forced to make some last-minute changes to its upcoming UFC 216 pay-per-view (PPV) event, booked for Sat., Oct. 7, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I blame the worm.

It appears main card attraction, Paige VanZant, recently injured her intervertebral disc while training jiu-jitsu, according to MMA Fighting. While “12 Gauge” will not require surgery, the former strawweight has been advised to avoid any and all training until she’s fully recovered.

As a result, her Jessica Eye fight has been canceled.

VanZant (7-3) jumped out to three straight wins after making her Octagon debut in late 2014; however, she’s since gone 2-2 and got tapped twice in submission losses to Rose Namajunas and Michelle Waterson, prompting her change in weight classes.

Which will now have to wait.

To see the current UFC 216 fight card and line up click here.

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