Paige VanZant UFC 216 Injury

Off UFC 216 Card, Paige VanZant Is A Real Mess Right Now

Published On September 27, 2017 | MMA News

As UFC flyweight Paige VanZant put it, “When it rains it pours.”

And for the 23-year-old fighter, who was recently forced off next month’s UFC 216 lineup, it seems to be a torrential downpour.

As reported earlier this week, former strawweight VanZant (7-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) was forced out of a flyweight fight with Jessica Eye (11-6 MMA, 1-5 UFC) due to a back injury. But VanZant’s list of ailments apparently stretches well beyond that.

Added in the mix? Some ear infections, pink eye and ringworm, as she wrote on Twitter:

VanZant, who was slated to fight for the first time in 2017, recently won an episode of “Chopped” and was runner-up on Season 22 of “Dancing with the Stars.” She looked to rebound from a December 2016 loss to Michelle Waterson.

As for Eye, she also hasn’t fought since 2016; she lost opponent Aspen Ladd on the day of their July fight, and now she’s been removed from UFC 216, which takes place Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in wake of VanZant’s removal from the pay-per-view main-card bout.

She summed up her luck in GIF form (via Twitter):

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