Struve Battling Through Athlete's Heart

Stefan Struve: The Heart of a Comeback
By: Dan Shapiro, FIGHTLAND
"Last we saw of seven-foot-tall Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve, he was sent crumpling to the canvas by a vicious Mark Hunt left hook, suffering a broken jaw in the process. Struve was immediately sidelined, expecting a five-month layoff to recuperate, but in August 2013, while still recovering from a fractured mandible, Struve received a devastating diagnosis. He was suffering from athletic heart syndrome (AHS), also known as athlete’s heart, a condition where the heart is enlarged, as well as a leaking aortic valve, putting the future of his MMA career in jeopardy.

"Now, just 16 months after the loss to Hunt, and 11 months since the diagnosis, Struve, 26, who has received medical clearance to compete, is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 175 against Matt Mitrione. And while there are still plenty of questions regarding Struve’s condition, his comeback marks a notable advancement in cardiology and medical science."

Read the full article

メディア

最新
For the first time in six years, the welterweight belt is up for grabs. Top contenders Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler battle it out to see who will become the new champion. Hendricks and Lawler go at it again in a rematch for the belt at UFC 181.
2014/11/24
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles recaps this weekend's action in Austin and looks ahead to the highly-anticipated rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler at UFC 181 on December 6!
2014/11/24
フランキー・エドガー、エジソン・バルボーザ、そしてペイジ・ヴァンザント達のUFNオースティン大会の試合後記者会見での発言を聞いてみよう。
2014/11/23
UFCニューカマーのペイジ・ヴァンザントがミーガン・オリヴィのバックステージ・インタビューに答え、UFCファイトナイト・オースティン大会でのカリン・カラン戦での勝利について語る。
2014/11/23