Paige VanZant Broke Her Arm and Continued To Fight

I think it is safe to say, everyone on planet earth is aware of the savage and brutal nature of the UFC. It’s barbaric nature is not a secret and honestly, it is the closest sport we have to gladiators in the modern era. Let’s be honest, you have to be a little bit crazy to want to get punched and kicked in the head for a living. Joe Rogan has prudently described mixed martial arts as, “high level problem solving with dire psychical consequences.”

It is because of those consequences, that I have become a huge fan of MMA and specifically the UFC. I don’t root for injury, I’m not a sociopath, but I admire anyone’s ability to place themselves within a high stakes environment, ignore the great potential for harm and perform and the highest possible level. Anyone with the ability to entertain despite the crushing potential for serious harm has my unwavering respect.

We got a taste of the grit and heart these athletes possess on Sunday evening when UFC’s Paige VanZant, finished her three, five-minute round bout despite the fact she broke her arm.

We aren’t talking a tiny fracture folks! We’re talking about a full break of the ulna in her right arm.

 

She broke it, as a result of her spinning back fist that connected with Jessica-Rose Park’s head. She later joked about the punch and hardness of Rose’s head, but all jokes aside, VanZant is a warrior. If I stub my toe on the kitchen chairs, I’m down for the count, there is just no recovering. To continue to fight with a broken arm is both crazy and impressive all at once. Props to Paige for the guts.

 

 

 

(Main photo credit:Scott Rovak/USA TODAY Sports)

Jimmy Bags is the founder of The Debatable and host of The Debatable podcast. His disdain for terrible sports coverage has lead him to create a community of fans that debate the stories that matter most.

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Jimmy Bags is the founder of The Debatable and host of The Debatable podcast. His disdain for terrible sports coverage has lead him to create a community of fans that debate the stories that matter most.

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