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UFC fighter Paige VanZant cancels Facebook live appearance for training session

MMA fighter Paige VanZant during a workout at the Ultimate Fitness gym in Sacramento on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
MMA fighter Paige VanZant during a workout at the Ultimate Fitness gym in Sacramento on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. rbenton@sacbee.com

UFC fighter Paige VanZant’s publicist canceled a live Facebook appearance with The Sacramento Bee less than an hour before the scheduled event with VanZant Thursday.

The publicist said she received word from VanZant’s team that the MMA fighter now has a 12:30 p.m. training session and an additional afternoon session that prevents VanZant from keeping the appointment. The Facebook live appearance had been scheduled since Monday.

VanZant trains at Ultimate Fitness, the downtown Sacramento gym owned by fellow fighter Urijah Faber. Faber and VanZant are scheduled to fight at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center on Dec. 17 on the UFC 22 Fight Night card.

Former mixed martial arts world champion Urijah Faber of Sacramento was at Mikuni Japanese Restaurant and Sushi bar in midtown Friday afternoon talking about UFC Fight Night on Fox on Dec. 17, 2016, at Golden 1 Center. Faber plans to retire from U

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