Johnson Avoids Surgery After Second Diagnosis Reveals No Hernia | UFC News
By Jamie McAllister
Demetrious Johnson found out he will avoid surgery as he was misdiagnosed with a hernia. In an interview with MMAWeekly Johnson talks about his injury as well as discussing his return to action.
â€śBasically, what happened was when I got kicked in the groin Iâ€™m assuming, but with my testicles thereâ€™s wires that connect to the back of it, and the wires on my left side were pretty severely swollen so my doctor gave me an anti-inflammatory. He checked it out today and he was like you donâ€™t have a hernia, the first doctor who did the search for it he misdiagnosed you for a hernia because you were so swollen down there when he was checking, thatâ€™s why he misdiagnosed you with a hernia,â€ť
Swollen testicles does not sound like much fun at all however Johnson is happy that he managed to avoid surgery.
â€śHe said take it easy, give it a chance for the swelling to go down. Like when I walk around itâ€™s fine, but when he touched it or aggravated it, it hurts for a little bit,â€ť
â€śHe said two weeks, the first week you know just relax with it, let it heal, and then maybe next week start doing (training). Iâ€™m getting x-rays on my hands on Wednesday because itâ€™s still hurting. Each time I shake somebodyâ€™s hand Iâ€™m shaking it like a little (expletive) cause I donâ€™t want anybody to touch my fist.â€ť
This does not mean all is well though as Johnson says he could potentially have a hand injury which could force the Benavidez title bout back a little.
â€śIâ€™m just happy I donâ€™t have to get surgery,â€ť Johnson stated. â€śThe fight between me and Joseph (Benavidez), itâ€™s going to happen. Iâ€™m not worried about that. Iâ€™m worried about my own health first cause when I go into this fight I want to make sure I go in 100-percent instead of going into training camp with a hairline fracture on my hand or whatever.â€ť
â€śEverybodyâ€™s like letâ€™s make it happen, UFC 151 which is Sept. 1, and I just want to make sure my bodyâ€™s ready to go back in there and I can start training full-time again and make it happen. My No. 1 concern is my health because if Iâ€™m not healthy, it doesnâ€™t mean anything to me. I need to be healthy first,â€ť
Another reason why Johnson does not want to set a date is that he wants to make sure he’s going into the Title bout as close to 100 percent as possible.
â€śIâ€™m not trying to be one of those fighters who sets a date for a fight and then oh no he has to have hand surgery,â€ť
â€śIâ€™m making sure everything is 100-percent good to go and then itâ€™s pedal to the metal.”
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