It’s been a couple of weeks now since the MMA world was rocked by the news that UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve has a potentially, career ending heart condition, but the 25 year-old continues to insist he’ll be back.
Recently UFC President Dana White reportedly told a Washington radio station that although Struve is tough, he “honestly” doesn’t think Struve will fight again. It should also be noted, however, that Struve recently revealed the UFC has offered to pay for his medical expenses and have hired specialists to review his condition. White also noted in the interview that the promotion is going to do “everything in our power” to help Struve get back in the Octagon.
While Struve didn’t refer to White’s comments, in a recent tweet the 7’0 tall “Skycraper” stated:
I DON'T consider retirement as an option, it's possible 2 come back from this & I'm gonna go for that & make it work! Just so you know ;)
— Stefan Struve (@StefanStruve) September 5, 2013
Struve will have his condition treated with medication for a couple of months, and at that time, his doctor’s will evaluate his progress and determine what’s next. Struve was diagnosed with a a leaking aortic valve and enlarged heart not long ago, and has not competed since February when he was stopped by Mark Hunt. Prior to the loss the talented fighter had won four straight, which included a stoppage win over Stipe Miocic.
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