Paige VanZant Reveals The Injury Keeping Her Out Of UFC 216

David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

UFC megastar Paige VanZant won’t be fighting at UFC 216, but she has returned to training after a back injury.

The blonde star was slated to make her long awaited return to the octagon at UFC 216 against Jessica Eye. However, an unspecified injury resulted in her pulling out.

VanZant revealed late Tuesday night that her problem is a spine injury. She wrote the following on Instagram:

Recovery mode with @coach_dave_wl Finally moving again. If you guys didn’t know I struggle with disc issues and threw one out again so I won’t be able to compete on #ufc216. Spine injuries I have to take seriously. I haven’t really posted about it because I’m just so mad that this happened again. I am so sorry to my fans who bought tickets. I love you guys and I’ll be back stronger then ever.

This is pretty disappointing for UFC fans everywhere. We’ve all been waiting for her return to the fighting stage after nearly a year away from the sport.

I guess we’ll all just be waiting a little bit longer.

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