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From Yahoo Sports: Struve was diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve in 2013. After treatment he is back and has been assured by doctors that he is at no greater risk than any other fighter. more
Mixed martial arts is a sport filled with uncertainties and few are more familiar with this reality than Stefan Struve.
Five years ago, the rangy Dutchmen came to the UFC and quickly established himself as a fighter of potential and promise in the heavyweight ranks—a division in desperate need of young talent. While there were setbacks along the way, "The Skyscraper" proved there was legitimacy behind the expectation, as he bounced back strong time and time again.
It didn't take long for Struve more
After nearly sixteen months off battling a serious heart condition, Stefan Struve bucked the odds to return to the Octagon against Matt Mitrione at this weekend's (July 5, 2014) UFC 175 from Las Vegas. Will the massive "Skyscraper" return to tower over the inconsistent "Meathead?" Read our fight preview to find out!
This Saturday night (July 5, 2014), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweights Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione will wage war on the main card of UFC 175, airing live at 10 p.m 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
Stefan Struve will not make his return at UFC 175 after fainting in the locker room shortly before his fight.
Stefan Struve was set to return to the UFC for the first time in over a year tonight at UFC 175, but it appears the fight will now not take place.
Struve, who had previously been sidelined after doctors discovered a bicuspid aortic valve, was set to face Matt Mitrione in a heavyweight bout on the pay per view undercard of UFC 175, but passed out in the locker room. The fight has now been more
Stefane Struve was supposed to return to the UFC after a 16-month absence from the sport at UFC 175 on Saturday against Matt Mitrione, but his comeback will have to wait. more
UFC 175 was supposed to be Stefan Struve's triumphant return to the Octagon, but that was not to be. The No. 12-ranked heavyweight contender fainted backstage. Checked out by the medical staff, Struve was determined to have an elevated heart rate, and the UFC made the decision to scratch the bout. The health of the fighters comes first.
Struve had been out of action since March 2013 following reports that he had a leaking aortic valve and enlarged heart. With an elevated heart rate Saturday nigh more
Stefan Struve waited nearly 16 months to return to the Octagon. Ultimately though, it wasn't to be, as the seven-foot Dutchman, who last August was diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve as well as an enlarged heart, collapsed backstage at UFC 175, leading to the last-second cancellation of his pay-per-view fight against Matt Mitrione.
"Tonight, during my warm up prior to my scheduled fight with Matt Mitrione at UFC 175, I began experiencing discomfort and anxiety," Struve explained to MMAFightin more