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Paige VanZant wants UFC fight again, Anthony Smith forced to have surgery on hand for second time

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Smith ruled out

Anthony Smith will not fight again until 2020 after being forced to have a second operation on his hand.

The light heavyweight, who took Jon Jones the distance in March, last fought in June when he defeated Alexander Gustafsson with a rear-naked choke in the fourth round.

Smith sustained the injury in that bout and spoke about the complications he has faced.

UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith will not fight again this year

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UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith will not fight again this year

“[The first surgery] went well initially but a week and a half ago I had another [operation]. The first one wasn’t successful so we had to do another one about 10 days ago. I’m back on the horse starting over again and trying to stay positive,” Smith said when speaking to MMA Fighting.

“The bone, the first metacarpal was completely snapped and displaced. Part of the bone had started peeling back because I kept throwing it during the fight. So they went in and put a plate on it, fixed a lot of the scar tissue and stuff like that. They fixed all that. I don’t know exactly what happened but the bone displaced again and that broke the plate so they had to go in and replace the plate, put in a new one. Take bone graft from my leg so I got two holes drilled in my leg. So it’s been a mess. I was out about four months from the beginning so we kind of restarted that four months a week and a half ago.”


Give me a break

Paige VanZant is still hoping to fight again this year despite multiple surgeries on her broken arm.

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.

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Paige VanZant is hoping to fight after yet another broken arm

“My arm feels good but my mind is still uneasy,” VanZant said when speaking to MMA Fighting.

“Before I had my first surgery, I felt great, I went in and my arm was still broken. I had to have a second surgery. I’m at the point where I don’t trust myself. I feel really good but my mind still isn’t at peace until I go in and have my first CT scan. I go in on Wednesday, so Wednesday is the day I get to go in and get my CT scan, see if my arm is healing and hopefully get cleared to start training.

The 14th ranked flyweight is one of the most popular fighters in the company and is hoping to earn a new deal.

“I can honestly say I’ve done everything correctly. I haven’t rushed anything. I’ve been doing everything it takes to heal this stupid arm. The plan is to fight at the end of the year. I’m hoping I’ll get some good news on Wednesday and I’ll move forward from there.”

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