Stefan Struve UFC 107_01-478x270On Aug. 20, it was revealed that UFC heavyweight Stefane Struve is suffering from a heart condition that may prevent him from ever competing inside the cage again.

Struve (25-6) was diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart.  He was placed on medication and may require a future surgery.  The seven-foot tall Struve has fought thirteen times in the UFC, amassing a 9-4 record. UFC president Dana White believes that’s where Struve’s fighting career will stand.

“What he has is a serious condition, and I honestly don’t think he ever will (fight again),” said White on the Lavar Arrington and Chad Dukes Show on 106.7 FM in Washington DC on Wednesday.

“He’s got a rip in his heart. It’s one of those freak things that happen to people, and I love the kid. The kid’s got, no pun intended, but he’s got unbelievable heart. He’s tough as nails. He’s the nicest guy in the world, and we’re going to do everything in our power to help him through this thing,” added White.

Struve, however, refuses to accept the possibility of never fighting again.  He plans to beat the odds and be an example what is possible.

“I DON’T consider retirement as an option,” tweeted Struve on Thursday.   “It’s possible 2 come back from this & I’m gonna go for that & make it work! Just so you know.”

Struve is a fighter and will always be a fighter.  He’s just fighting something else now instead of opponents in the cage.  The possibility of returning to competition serves as motivation to win the battle he’s currently in.

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