Archive: Stefan Struve

Apr 8, 2014 2:44 pm

Stefan Struve medically cleared for UFC return

After being diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve late last August, most people thought that 26-year old UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) would never fight again. However, according to a report from USA Today Sports, the Dutchman recently received the green light from doctors and can now return to competing in mixed...

Jan 17, 2014 8:49 am

Stefan Struve: “I’m coming back”

Stefan Struve hasn’t set foot in the Octagon since getting his jaw broken by the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt back in March of 2013. Prior to that the seven footer was on a four-fight winning streak. Struve was then diagnosed with a heart condition as he was recovering after his defeat. However, it seems as...

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Stefan Struve Looks For A Spring 2014 Return, Notes Huge Improvement To Heart Condition

Usually, when a professional fighter is told that he has an enlarged heart and a leaking aortic valve, they are facing the end of their professional career. That’s exactly what UFC heavyweight contender Stefan Struve was confronted with, early last year. And although Struve remained optimistic throughout this ordeal, others – like UFC President Dana...


Nov 25, 2013 11:18 am

Stefan Struve Back To Full Training Schedule, Expects UFC Return In 2014

In August Stefan Struve was diagnosed with a potential career ending heart condition. A rare, enlarged heart caused by a leaking aortic valve threatened the UFC heavyweight fighters career. We’ve been following the story, which has included a very negative outlook from UFC President Dana White, but recently Struve announced he was back in the...

Oct 15, 2013 10:06 am

QUICK TWITT | Stefan Struve Returned To Sparring

3 UFC heavyweight fighter, Stefan Struve, has been cleared by doctors to return to sparring practice following a heart condition many thought would end his career as an athlete. “I honestly don’t think he ever will [fight again],” said UFC president Dana White. “He’s got a rip in his heart. And you know, it’s one...

Oct 9, 2013 11:42 am

QUICK TWITT | Stefan Struve’s Heart Condition Improving, Now Cleared To Train

Late August, it was revealed that UFC heavyweight fighter, Stefan Struve, was diagnosed with a severe heart condition that could easily derail his career as a professional athlete. Shortly after the same revelation, Struve himself came out and said he would fight as long and as hard as he needed in order to make a...

Oct 2, 2013 7:31 am

Lavar Johnson discusses TRT suspension

36-year-old heavyweight, Lavar Johnson, appeared on Monday’s episode of ‘The MMA Hour,’ where he discussed his suspension by the California State Athletic Commission for elevated levels of testosterone following his loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 157. The loss was Johnson’s second in a row and he was subsequently released by the UFC. “What happened was basically I was...

Sep 9, 2013 7:26 am

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva official for UFC Fight Night 33 headliner

Heavyweight sluggers Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will meet in a five-round main event bout when the UFC returns to Australia this December. UFC executives officially announced the event today as “UFC Fight Night 33,” which takes place on Decemeber 7 in the Queensland capital...

Sep 7, 2013 11:31 am

Stefan Struve: “Retirement is not an option”

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came out and stated that he thought Stefan Struve’s fighting career was over. The 7-foot tall heavyweight’s torn heart is a condition that the UFC boss can’t fathom a recover from. Struve, at just 25-years-old believes that his run towards the top of the UFC’s ladder is...

Sep 5, 2013 10:09 am

Dana White Thinks Stefan Struve’s Career Is Over

“Yea, what he has is a serious condition, you know, and I honestly don’t think he ever will [fight again]. He’s got a rip in his heart. And you know, it’s one of those freak things that happen to people, and I love the kid. The kid’s got, no pun intended, but he’s got unbelievable...

Aug 28, 2013 8:21 am

Stefan Struve Opens Up About Possibly Career-Ending Heart Condition

UFC heavyweight fighter, Stefan Struve, was recently diagnosed with an aortic valve leak and an enlarged heart.  Though he was born with the condition, it has given him little trouble to date, especially considering his 25 wins in professional MMA.  For now, however, Struve must consider his options.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Stefan...

Aug 21, 2013 10:43 am

Stefan Struve’s Career in Danger After Enlarged Heart Diagnosis

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve’s life and career has taken a sudden and sharp turn. According to Tuesday’s UFC Tonight, Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve, as well as an enlarged heart that is leaving his fighting career in jeopardy. It was reported that Struve was in the hospital late last month. He...

Jun 27, 2013 9:27 am

Mark Hunt facing plastic surgery, return to hospital following failed skin graft

At 39 years old, the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) doesn’t have a lot of time to be sitting on the sidelines. Unfortunately for Hunt fans, his injured leg is keeping him from resuming his duties inside the Octagon. The former K1 champion could be headed back to the hospital next week...

Jun 19, 2013 7:12 am

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s surgery a success, wants Stefan Struve in December

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) recent arm surgery was apparently a “big success” and the former UFC and Pride champion is already planning his next bout, which he would like to be in December against fellow heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC). “Big Nog” was forced to go ‘under the knife’ for an arm...

May 21, 2013 10:33 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Mark Hunt vs. Stefan Struve Full Replay

Mark Hunt earned his shot at ex-Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos by demolishing Stefan Struve at UFC On FUEL TV 8. Watch the full Hunt vs Struve fight and then catch “The Super Samoan” in action as he takes on JDS at UFC 160, this Saturday May 25th @10/7P ET on PPV. Share Tweet Email...

Apr 10, 2013 10:53 am

Dave Herman Passes Rehab, Ready to Fight in the UFC Again

  Dave Herman is set to return to the UFC heavyweight division, having successfully completed the UFC’s requirements of him including 30 days of rehab and a passed drug test.   Entering the UFC in June 2011 with a 20-2 record, Dave Herman looked forward to a promising career ahead of him.  After his first...

Mar 15, 2013 8:53 pm

Dana White: “Mark Hunt Could Earn Title Shot With a KO of JDS” | UFC NEWS

  Following the UFC 158 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White told a group of reporters that Mark Hunt may not be too far from a shot at the heavyweight title.  “It’s crazy to say,” said White, “but if he knocks Junior Dos Santos out, how is this guy not next in line?”  ...

Mar 14, 2013 9:32 am

Junior dos Santos opens as a big favorite over Mark Hunt | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitters in the heavyweight division will collide at UFC 160 this May, and not surprisingly, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has opened as a large favorite over former K1 Champion Mark Hunt. Bestfightodds.com currently has JDS as an early 4.6-to-1 (-460) favorite to defeat the “Super Samoan”. Junior dos...

Mar 9, 2013 8:29 am

Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos official for UFC 160 | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitting heavyweights will collide at UFC 160, as it was announced today that Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will meet former champion Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Earlier this week, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) pulled out of the highly anticipated fight...

Mar 7, 2013 9:19 am

Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan official for UFC 161 in Winnipeg | UFC News

A heavyweight bout between Pat Barry (8-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) and Shawn Jordan (14-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the recently announced UFC 161 card set for June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Following recent losses to Cheick Kongo, Stefan Struve and Lavar Johnson, it appeared that Pat Barry was in a...

Mar 5, 2013 9:39 am

Stipe Miocic vs. Soa Palelei Official for UFC 161 | UFC News

  A heavyweight battle between Stipe Miocic (9-1) and Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei (18-3) is set for UFC 161 on June 15th at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Fight News Australia covered the story earlier this week. Miocic is coming off of the first professional loss of his career in what was his...

Mar 4, 2013 9:05 am

Quick Twitt | Hunt Breaks Struve’s Jaw | UFC NEWS

  People may have questioned the end to tonight’s co-main event of the UFC on Fuel TV 8.  Mark Hunt knocked Stefan Struve down in the third round and walked away apparently thinking the “Skyscraper” was out cold, but Herb Dean told him to keep going.  Then, after Hunt approached to continue, the referee waved...

Mar 2, 2013 9:42 pm

UFC On Fuel TV 8 Results: Hunt TKO’s Struve in Co-Main Event | UFC News

Mark Hunt brought the fireworks in the third round. Hunt TKO’d Stefan Struve in a battled of heavyweights in Saturday’s co-main event. Hunt landed a big left to start the third and followed again with another combination. Hunt backed Struve up and had him wobbly before knocking him out with a massive left hook. Hunt...

Mar 1, 2013 9:21 am

The Return of Mark Hunt | UFC NEWS

The “Cinderella Story” is a cliché thrown around in sports for when an athlete turns around from a career low to reach the top of his/her sport.  The term is meant to give hope and to inspire athletes to never stop working and competing.  A Cinderella athlete is one to whom fans the world over...