“A month before the fight, I hurt my shoulder training with Junior dos Santos and stepped in feeling pain in Rio. I had to take painkillers and advised the Athletic Commission about the medicine I took. I talked to my doctors a lot. I did MRI right after and began to feel pain on the shoulder and the medics released me. They told me that was not too bad. It is a small lesion, in manguito (rotador) muscle I think, but it bothers me. I will take some time resting to do the treatment.”
According to an interview conducted with Brazilian media outlet, Veja.com, UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva was injured during his recent title defense against Japanese import, Yushin Okami.
By most athletic commission standards, pain killers prior to a bout would be considered banned and illegal, however the lack of a commission in Brazil means that the ZUFFA designated team had to approve of the treatment on their own.
While he may have looked indestructible in the cage, is it still appropriate to allow such practices?
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