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Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

Report: Stefan Struve’s Manager Says UFC Vet “Definitely Wants to Fight” Again

Struve (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Following Stefan Struve’s late removal from UFC 175, he assured fans he’s doing well, and now his manager is relaying that the heavyweight wants to fight again.

Struve–who was diagnosed with a rare heart condition last year–was pulled from a July 5th bout with Matt Mitrione, after he had a fainting spell. Not long after, the fighter proceeded to say that the incident had nothing to do with his heart condition.

In a recent appearance on “The MMA Hour”, Struve’s manager, Lex McMahon, confirmed that the 7’0 tall heavyweight “definitely wants to fight” again. In addition, McMahon relayed:

“He had essentially what boiled down to a panic attack,” McMahon said. “It manifested itself physically, he had a fainting episode backstage before his fight occurred. I don’t think he took full account of the emotions to step into the Octagon. I think he had some lingering questions about where health was even though he’d been cleared by specialist… Stefan has already seen several doctors, the doctors have reiterated there is nothing physically wrong with him, it was more the psychological response which created the physical manifestation of him fainting.”

Struve hasn’t fought since March, 2013, when he was stopped by Mark Hunt. Prior to the defeat the 26 year-old had won four straight fights.


posted by FCF Staff @ 2:33 pm
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