Archive: heart

Jul 28, 2014 3:47 pm

Dan Hardy Wants To Return To The UFC And Retire Diego Sanchez

Dan Hardy hasn’t seen action inside the Octagon since 2012 when he KO’d Duane Ludwig, and then picked up a unanimous decision win over Amir Sadollah. After the bout it was discovered that Hardy suffers from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which is a heart condition that essentially means Hardy has an extra electrical conduction pathway in his...

Jul 14, 2014 5:58 pm

Stefan Struve ‘100% Wants To Fight’ After Fainting Incident

Stefan Struve’s manager spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to talk about the incident that occurred backstage that forced him off of the UFC 175 card and halted The Skyscraper’s return. For those who don’t know, Struve was slated to return against Matt Mitrione at UFC 175, but just a few minutes before...

Jul 8, 2014 2:53 pm

Stefan Struve: Fainting Spell Unrelated To Heart Condition

Stefan Struve was supposed to make his return to the Octagon this past Saturday against Matt Mitrione, however just several fights before his, he experienced a fainting spell and was deemed unable to compete. Struve has been out of competition for quite some time after it was discovered that he has a leaky aortic valve,...

Jul 3, 2014 8:03 am

Struve’s Heart Condition Overlooked 4 Years Ago

Stefan Struve will make his return to the UFC this Saturday against Matt Mitrione, after suffering a broken jaw to Mark Hunt, Struve was diagnosed with a leaky aortic valve which causes blood to back up into his heart, and can ultimately lead to and enlarged heart and eventually heart failure. Fortunately for Struve, his...

Jul 3, 2014 7:49 am

Stefan Struve Cleared To Postpone Career Ending Surgery

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve will be making his return to the Octagon this Saturday. After suffering a broken jaw against Mark Hunt, it was detected that ‘The Skyscraper’ had a leaky aortic valve, and blood was leaking back into his heart, leading to Struve’s body only getting about 70% of the blood it needs, causing...