Shocking! UFC fighter admits his heart stopped beating after knockout

Shocking!  UFC fighter admits his heart stopped beating after knockout

February 15, 2020 is a date that Corey Anderson he will never forget, that day in which he was seconds from his death. Five months passed since the match in which the American fighter was measured against the Polish Jan Blachowicz. It was his last presentation in an octagon of UFC. The Santa Ana Star Center, full of public at the time, witnessed the tremendous knockout that “Overtime” suffered. With two minutes to go before the end of the first round of the stellar fight in the light heavyweight category, something incredible happened.

After a long road of fears and uncertainties, the 30-year-old fighter recounted the ordeal he experienced as a consequence of not receiving a successful medical report after the fight. “On February 21, after my last fight, I passed out and smashed my face into a gravel road after hours exploring a highway. I spent five days in the emergency room doing numerous tests and blood tests to find out what happened, “he began by saying Anderson, through your official Facebook account.

“I saw a long list of different doctors. All but one said they had suffered a concussion from lack of food and water after walking through the forest for hours. But one of them said that my heart had stopped beating and that it could happen again, but next time in a fight !! ” UFC. After recognizing that upon learning of this news his wife’s face transformed and that fear seized him, he began to visit hospitals to have an observation from different specialists.

After several examinations, he underwent two “very painful” outpatient cardiac procedures to find more evidence. “After my fight, the athletic commission and the doctors were unable to do the right thing after the checkup and I went back to living life as I normally did. And I paid a very high price! These five months and the current situation in the world have put MANY things in perspective, “he explained. Corey.

“And, as a veteran fighter, who in the past has competed with tough guys without any medical concerns, I have to keep fighting. A doctor said I had to stop my race completely until I found out that my heart was healthy to compete. Last Monday night, I left the hospital after my last procedure, with a note that said: ‘Congratulations, Lord AndersonI can let him hit people again. ‘ Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Finally, Corey Anderson He left a reflection for his colleagues in the world of mixed martial arts: “I advise other fighters to take care of their health and take adequate time to recover. I had to have my son sitting there looking at me in a hospital bed to realize that there is real life beyond fighting and that I want to enjoy it. Fight smart, train smart, but get smart and rest smart too! Use your head while you have the brain to do it. “

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