It looks like Stefan Struve will return to the Octagon after all.
The 7-foot-tall heavyweight from the Netherlands was pulled from his scheduled bout against Matt Mitrione at UFC 175 on July 5 after suffering a fainting spell in his locker room during warmups.
Since Struve was returning from more than a year out of action after being diagnosed with a heart condition, speculation that this would spell the end of Struve's career was near-instantaneous.
But on Monday's edition of the MMA Hour, Stru more
UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is keen on returning to the octagon sooner rather than later, according to his manager Lex McMahon. It appears Stefan Struve is still interested in making a UFC comeback in the near future.
The longtime heavyweight competitor was scheduled to make an anticipated return in a feature fight on the UFC 175 fight card, and while he weighed in and was present in the locker room on fight night, he never actually got into the octagon to face Matt Mitrione.
Struve, who was c more
Fight week always feels the same for UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve. But in another sense, there’s nothing usual about his next mixed martial arts bout.Filed under: News, UFC more
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Fabricio Werdum will finally fight for the UFC title on Nov. 15, when he battles reigning champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 180 in Mexico City, and his head coach Rafael Cordeiro is confident that the jiu-jitsu specialist has what it takes to beat Velasquez standing or on the ground.
"It’s going to be so cool," Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. "Fabricio has been training for this moment for years. Ever since he moved to the United States seven years ago, he developed a great stand-up game. He has a h more
Perhaps "The Skyscraper" can be rebuilt, starting with a "Prelims" bout on Fight Pass.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Stefan Struve has not seen action for over a year, following heart trouble that nearly ended his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. After finally securing clearance to return to the fight game, he was booked to throw hands opposite Matt Mitrione.
Unfortunately, the fight never materialized.
That's because "Skyscraper" fainted backstage, not long before he was set more
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UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem suggested that Fabricio Werdum may edge Cain Velasquez in their title fight at UFC 180, and that he would be interested in re-matching the Brazilian for the heavyweight strap. UFC 180 will mark the UFC's inaugural trip to Mexico and will feature a heavyweight title fight between the division's champion Cain Velasquez and Brazilian contender Fabricio Werdum. The title fight headliner is a compelling and competitive contest that has fans and pundits mulling over th more
UFC president Dana White is fond of Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve, but is concerned about giving him another fight after a panic attack forced him out of hi sUFC 175 bout against Matt Mitrione. more