Stefan Struve has made it a mission to get back inside the octagon and this weekend he get’s to do once again. However, getting to this moment took awhile for Struve, life threatening medical issues has kept him out of the cage since March of 2013.
“It’s a win in and of itself to be back.”
“I could have had heart failure, which is something you really want to avoid.”
Stefan Struve (25-6) has 7 knockouts and 16 submissions in his MMA career.
“At that time, the patient was felt to be at risk and was advised not to continue with his athletic activity,” wrote Dandillaya, who provided a detailed medical background on the fighter to Dr. Jeff Davidson, the UFC’s chief medical consultant.
Prior to his last fight, he was on a four fight winning streak, it started with Pat Barry, then Dave Herman, then Lavar Johnson and finally Stipe Miocic.
“He does report having some (premature ventricular contractions), but these are not bothersome and they are not described as palpitations.”
However, in his last fight, which was in March of 2013, he lost to Mark Hunt via 3rd TKO.
“I do believe that he understands all of my concerns but at this time he has performed veral well on his stress test as well as his resting (EKG) and I think we can continue to watch him carefully,” Dandillaya wrote.
Struve meets Matt Mitrione in a main card fight this Saturday night at UFC 175, live on PPV.
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