Paige VanZant Reveals She’s Returning To 100% Health, Is Punching Again

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Paige VanZant is closing in on returning to being fully healthy again.

The star flyweight fighter has been struggling with an arm injury seemingly for over a year, but she did fight back in January. Now, it sounds like she might be back sooner than later. (SLIDESHOW: These UFC Women Really Hate Wearing Clothes)

VanZant wrote the following on Instagram Monday night:

IM PUNCHING AGAIN!!! Arm is feeling so much better day by bay. It’s so hard not to rush into going 100%, but with my coaches and husbands guidance I am making my time off count. Baby steps to glory. Can’t wait to get the all clear from my Dr. to start sparring and rolling. Stay tuned!!!

You can watch her practicing below. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Greatest Ronda Rousey Photos On The Internet)

This is the type of update we live for the world of UFC. The sport is much better when VanZant is fighting, especially when she’s at the top of her game. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Sexiest Paige VanZant Photos On The Internet)

Her win over Rachael Ostovich was awesome to watch, and it was the latest sign that her comeback journey was going incredibly well.

The only question now is who will VanZant step back into the octagon against next. Maycee Barber has been doing her best to poke the bear, but there’s no guarantee Dana White is interested in a VanZant/Barber fight.

The bossman will have to decide what happens next, but our favorite UFC star looks like she’ll be back very soon.


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That’s great news for all the fans out there. I can’t wait to see her fight again.

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