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
The Heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione that was scheduled to take place tonight (Sat., July 5, 2014) at UFC 175 has been canceled in the eleventh hour.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) media members sitting ringside at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, have been informed about the breaking -- and unfortunate -- bad news.
Heidi Fang is among them: Just spoke to officials about Struve the report is accurate, he did black out in the locker room. More detail more
UFC 175's pay-per-view bout between Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione has been cancelled, as Struve briefly lost consciousness backstage prior to the fight.
"Stefan Struve blacked out in the locker room," UFC President Dana White tweeted from the official SportsCenter account. "He has elevated heart rate and is out of the fight. I'd never risk his health. More Coverage: UFC 175 Results | UFC newsDownload MMA Fighting iPhone App "His heart rate was up, and he blacked out," White subsequently told M more
Stefan Struve was evaluated by doctors and released on Saturday after having to withdraw from his UFC 175 main card bout against Matt Mitrione. 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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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
UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is excited to be back in the octagon and promises fans that his best is yet to come. After a year on the sidelines, Stefan Struve is back and excited to show fans that he ages like fine wine and gets better with the added years.
The longtime UFC heavyweight competitor has been away from the cage for an extended period of time dealing with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart, which means that he was only pumping about 70% of the necessary blood his body need more