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Paige VanZant UFC comeback delayed after ‘stupid arm’ sends her back into surgery

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MMA: UFC Fight Night-Brooklyn-VanZant vs Ostovich Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight sensation, Paige VanZant, has just one fight remaining on her current contract and was hoping to get that taken care of as quickly as July; however, her “stupid arm” had other ideas.

Like a third trip to the surgeon.

That’s according to a conversation “12 Gauge” had with ESPN, indicating that her plan is to make a second appearance in 2019 after what — assuming everything goes according to schedule — will be a three-month layoff.

“After the second surgery, I said, ‘If I break my arm again, I’m quitting. I’m just not meant to fight,’” the 25 year-old VanZant said. “But now that I’ve done it again, I’m at a point where it’s like, ‘No. I just don’t give a shit anymore. My stupid arm is not going to stop me.’ I need one more surgery, and I’m going to be fine.”

VanZant (8-4) was last seen taking a submission win over Rachael Ostovich at UFC Fight Night 143 back in January. “12 Gauge” has not won back-to-back fights in nearly four years and needs a big performance in her final UFC bout if she wants to re-up under better terms.

Otherwise she’ll have a new target on her back.