How awesome would it be if just after UFC 155, Junior dos Santos was caught in the experimental detonation of a military bomb and exposed to massive amounts of gamma radiation, woke up and then realized that he had the exact powers of the Incredible Hulk? In reality there’s no way of verifying that this didn’t actually happen. Imagine if JDS never disclosed to the Nevada State Athletic Commission that he’s a gamma radiated monster when he gets mad, and at UFC 156 the entire world would witness the first transformation of a human being into a clumsy hulk creature. Damn, I read entirely too much Marvel fan-fiction.
JDS did have a disorder after his bout with Cain Velasquez, but it wasn’t inhuman exposure to gamma radiation. More like extreme fatigue on his muscles, forcing him to literally urinate his muscle fiber. Check out this excerpt from Yahoo! Sports.
He took a severe beating in losing his heavyweight championship to Velasquez via a five-round decision. The morning after the bout, his urine was a very dark brown, the color of Guinness Stout beer.
He wasn’t urinating blood, as some fighters do after a grueling match. Rather, the brown coloration of his urine was due to rhabdomyolysis. His muscle fiber was breaking down and getting into the blood steam.
It is a treatable condition, but it can be fatal under certain circumstances. There are numerous causes, but one is extreme physical exercise. Dos Santos trained so fiercely that he was pushing his body well beyond its natural limits.
And there you have it, your 316th reason why you never want to be an MMA fighter. Junior dos Santos is literally urinating his muscles just so that you can get every dollar’s worth of your PPV. Amazing.