Struve going for the d'arce chokeAfter he went to the hospital a few months ago and was diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve, as well as an enlarged heart, most people, including his boss, questioned whether or not Stefan Struve would ever fight again.

Struve still has a long road to travel, but never faltered in his belief that he would one day return to his pursuit of the UFC heavyweight title.

He’s far from cleared to fight, but he is well on his way.

As his representative, Nima Safapour, told MMAWeekly.com recently, “He is taking the supervised medication and is back to training.”

Struve is currently training at about 80-percent of normal capacity, according to a report on UFC Tonight on Wednesday.

As long as his training at 80-percent continues to go okay, he will visit the doctor again on Jan. 2. If that check-up goes well, he will get the green light to return to his normal training at 100-percent capacity.

If his training at that point continues without issue, Struve will then return to the doctor six weeks after the Jan. 2 check-up for another diagnosis. If that goes well, he will get a second opinion from another specialist, and if cleared, will be able to apply for a license to fight again.

Struve’s manager, Lex McMahon, told UFC Tonight that his goal is to be ready to fight by mid-to-late spring in 2014.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

NSAC quickly, quietly passes settlement with Nick Diaz, now suspended 18 months

  • 28 days ago
  • 31 views

The NSAC today moved quickly to approve a settlement with suspended UFC welterweight Nick Diaz, voting unanimously to reduce his five-year suspension to 18 months with a $100,000 fine.Filed under: Fe read news >>

Nick Diaz's UFC Suspension Reduced to 18 Months: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

Nick Diaz will be permitted to return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 1 after it was confirmed his five-year drug suspension had been reduced to 18 months, along with a $100,000 fine. read news >>

UFC 196's Werdum vs. Velasquez headliner gets referee, judges

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today named the officials for next month’s UFC 196 headliner.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Twitter reacts to Nick Diaz's NSAC hearing, reduced sentence and fine

  • 27 days ago
  • 49 views

After months of waiting, Nick Diaz finally today reached a settlement with the Nevada State Athletic Commission that saw his five-year ban and hefty fine reduced. Check out the reactions.Filed under: read news >>

Depsite past win over champ Dillashaw, Raphael Assuncao just wants to be remembered

  • 26 days ago
  • 18 views

Raphael Assuncao hasn’t fought since October 2014, but with UFC bantamweight title on the line on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 81, his name is as relevant as ever. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Big things await Anthony Pettis if he can get by Eddie Alvarez (Yahoo Sports)

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

From Yahoo Sports: Ten months after a brutal loss to Rafael dos Anjos, Anthony Pettis is finally getting back in the ring. read news >>

Rizin FF exec: Fedor Emelianenko won't fight in April, return expected later in year

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

After original plans had Fedor Emelianenko returning to the Rizin Fighting Federation ring in April, it appears “The Last Emperor” now won’t see action until later in the year.Filed under: News read news >>

Big things await Anthony Pettis if he can get by Eddie Alvarez (Yahoo Sports)

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

From Yahoo Sports: Ten months after a brutal loss to Rafael dos Anjos, Anthony Pettis is finally getting back in the ring. read news >>

Fans invited to next month's Bellator Fan Fest with Angle, Ortiz, Couture, more

  • 25 days ago
  • 4 views

Bellator heads to Houston for next month’s “tentpole event.” Beforehand, fans can get up close and personal with some MMA legends.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Invicta FC Champ Invicta Renata Souza Plans to Defend, but Wants UFC Title Shot

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

Livia Renata Souza must first defend her title at Invicta FC 15 on Saturday, but sees a UFC title shot in her near future. read news >>