Eddie Yagin Confirms He’s Back at Home, Recovering After Head Injury Scare
By Kelsey Mowatt
UFC Featherweight Eddie Yagin has confirmed to Full Contact Fighter that he’s back at home, resting and spending time with his family after he was hospitalized last week with a head injury.
Yagin was scheduled to fight Dennis Siver at the December 8th, UFC on FOX 5 card in Seattle, but was forced to withdraw from the bout after he experienced headaches and vomiting following a training session.
According to reports, Yagin was diagnosed with swelling of the brain; however, no surgery was required.
The 33 year-old veteran is coming off a split decision win over Mark Hominick in April at UFC 145, which was the card’s “Fight of the Night.”
Yagin (16-5), who is 3-2 in his last five fights, is expected to make a full recovery.
Nam Phan has agreed to step in on short notice and will fight Siver at UFC on FOX 5.