PAIGE VANZANT has revealed she broke her arm within the first spherical of her UFC loss to Jessica-Rose Clark – extremely combating on for the remainder of the bout.
Making her flyweight debut, VanZant fell to a unanimous factors defeat over the three rounds, happening 30-27, 29-28, 29-28.
But it surely was hardly stunning. The 23-year-old shared a photograph on social media of her in a hospital mattress displaying off a closely swollen limb.
Alongside the photograph, the Oregon star wrote: “Nicely… I broke my arm within the first! I used to be capable of end the struggle however as you’ll be able to see, had a tough recovering and throwing my proper.
“I’ll be again higher and stronger than ever! It’s all aside of the struggle sport.
“God had different plans for me.”
It was VanZant’s second consecutive defeat, and third in her final 4 fights. The previous “Dancing With The Stars” runner-up, fell to 7-Four.
Clark ended a troublesome week herself with the unanimous choice.
Clark’s Las Vegas residence was damaged into Thursday whereas she was in St Louis for the flyweight battle.
Thieves stole £22,000 value of jewelry and video video games. Her 1-year-old cat, Dwight, was kicked repeatedly, suffered damaged ribs and needed to be euthanized.
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Speaking after the victory, Clark said: “I had a stressful week and I did let the stress get to me a bit.
“I just want to get home and I will figure out the rest later.”
The 23-year-old VanZant held a 68-67 advantage in strikes, but Clark was the aggressor.
She successfully took the fight to the ground where she held control for five minutes and five seconds of the three-round 15-minute affair.
Clark added: “I knew coming in that I was the better fighter and I worked hard to show that.”