It’s unlikely that we’ll hear much from VanZant in the coming months as she heals and aims to fight before the end of the year.

» Paige VanZant is one of the most popular women in MMA, but she’s had a testing couple of years. Before you read any further, beware that some incredibly graphic images lie ahead. Getty 5 Paige VanZant is one of UFC’s most popular mainstream stars For the third time since 2018, the 25-year-old went under the knife to repair her damaged arm that was first broken in her decision loss to Jessica-Rose Clark last January.

VanZant had surgery after it was revealed she suffered a break in her forearm during the fight. Once she learned it wasn’t healing properly, she went ahead with a second surgery last June. The flyweight finally returned to action earlier this year with a submission win over Rachael Ostovich.

However, in March 2019, VanZant revealed she had broken the same arm yet again. LATEST SPORT NEWS ‘JOKE’ Whyte says Fury ‘should be ashamed’ after knocking out Schwarz in two rounds STATEMENT Tyson Fury scores vicious second-round TKO of Schwarz, promises Wilder rematch fight night Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz: Brit wins by TKO in the second round AMERICAN DREAM Tyson Fury enjoys spectacular US-themed ring walk before fight DISPUTE Billy Joe Saunders reacts angrily as Josh Warrington beats Kid Galahad on points CONTROVERSY Breidis wins crazy, chaotic brawl in Latvia as he elbows opponent before KO FIRE FIGHTS Fury returns, Warrington defends his title and cruiserweight carnage in Latvia ICED Cuban ‘KO Doctor’ renders opponent unconscious with one huge shot to reach WBSS final HAD TO HURT JJ Metcalf KOs Jason Welborn with sickening body shot INSIGHT Who is Tom Schwarz?

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It’s unlikely that we’ll hear much from VanZant in the coming months as she heals and aims to fight before the end of the year. With her UFC contract coming to an end, the 14th ranked flyweight will hope she can make a stunning return and secure a new deal in the process.

Instagram @paigevanzant 5 VanZant shared a series of pictures on her Instagram detailing the surgery she went through that has seen a metal rod inserted into her arm Instagram @paigevanzant 5 She had surgery on Thursday and shared a photo of the rod being inserted into her arm to help it align properly Instagram @paigevanzant 5 For the third time since 2018, VanZant has gone under the knife to repair her damaged arm Instagram @paigevanzant 5 And then the 25-year-old showed her arm stitched up » » Frank Lampard is set to be appointed Chelsea boss and wants to bring club legend Didier Drogba in as part of his backroom staff, according to reports. The Sun claim a sensational deal to bring Lampard back to Stamford Bridge is as good as done, with Maurizio Sarri quitting the club after just one season to return to Italy and join Juventus. getty 2 Frank Lampard wants his former Chelsea team-mate Didier Drogba to return with him at Stamford Bridge /**/ /**/ Dennis Wise thinks that Chelsea should have stuck with Maurizio Sarri Lampard, the club’s record scorer with 211 goals, is set to bring close ally Jody Morris in as his no.2, while he also wants Shay Given from Derby as goalkeeper coach.

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