Considering the beating these UFC guys—and ladies—take to the head in these matches, I am surprised we don’t hear stories like this more often.
UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has been forced to withdraw from UFC 226 just days before the card because of concussion like symptoms.
Listen to this scary story from his manager:
"Max's team and UFC staff noticed Max was not normal since late last week," Holloway's manager says. "This became obvious to many watching his interviews and public appearances the past few days.
"He was showing concussion-like symptoms before he even started his weight cut and was rushed to the ER on Monday where they admitted him over night. Initial scans seemed okay, and he was released Tuesday afternoon but symptoms still continued.
"Max fought with his team to continue with the fight. He showed some improvement over the next day but was still showing obvious symptoms. After open workouts, he crashed and was very hard to wake up, when he did he had flashing vision and slurred speech.
And now Halloway is back in the ER for further tests.