Paige VanZant is one of the more recognizable faces in the female divisions of the UFC, but despite that fame, she can’t catch a break career wise. She was submitted in the first round in her last fight after recovering from her third career fractured arm, and now, it looks like she’s been hit with another ailment: COVID-19.
That might keep her out of her scheduled debut for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. It’s set for November, so there is still time for her to recover, but it doesn’t look like VanZant is doing the best right now at this moment in time.
She’s not the only one in her household to have the disease. Her husband, Austin Vanderford, was set to fight in Bellator but was removed from the Bellator 246 card because of testing positive. According to VanZant, Vanderford is the one that caused her to pick up the disease herself, and she spoke on Instagram about her condition.
Vanderford may have passed the virus to VanZant
VanZant took to Instagram recently and in the post, she makes the claim that the virus came from her husband, Bellator fighter Austin Vanderford. She also went to YouTube about it and uploaded a video called “MY HUSBAND GAVE ME COVID!!” which covers the same thing.
Interestingly enough, this is the second time that Vanderford has had a positive diagnosis.
“I’ve taken like 12 Advil today, because I have a migraine so bad that I feel like my head’s going to explode,” VanZant said in the video.
Fortunately for her career however, the virus seems to run its course in most people quickly enough that it may not pull her away from her debut fight with BKFC which is still set for November. With that being said, it looks like VanZant’s symptoms are pretty strong at the moment, so one can only hope the situation doesn’t get more serious than it is right now.