Something Is Wrong with UFC Featherweight Champion
UFC featherweight champion, Max Holloway, was forced to pull out from his UFC 226 pay-per-view (PPV) title defense against Brian Ortega. Couple days before his fight, Holloway admitted to the emergency room, due to concussion-like symptoms including “flashing vision” and “slurred speech.”
UFC president Dana White said the medical staff isn’t exactly sure what’s wrong with ‘Blessed and that Holloway will be out of action for the foreseeable future, but suggested water poisoning may have caused the symptoms.
Other speculations run rampant that he possibly got the stroke. Brendan Schaub weighs in on the situation on his below the belt podcast. (Via BloodyElbow)
“I don’t know if it’s come out, what exactly happened. He must’ve gotten clipped or concussed in training camp and cutting the weight, But I heard when he was cutting weight, I heard he got real scary.”
“That was when his team was like ‘Uh, we need to rush him to the hospital right now.’ I heard it got so scary where a doctor was like ‘This could be a sign of a small’ f—king… Not a heart attack, but a stroke.”
Holloway’s manager Brian Butler spoke to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto about stroke rumors, saying how people are spreading the false information.
“All I can say right now is we are not sure who’s trying to manipulate the media with stroke rumors. I can’t imagine what kind of doctors would discharge Max from the ER if they actually thought he had a stroke.”
Here's Brian's full comment: "All I can say right now is we are not sure who's trying to manipulate the media with stroke rumors. I can't imagine what kind of doctors would discharge Max from the ER if they actually thought he had a stroke."
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 22, 2018
Holloway also posted a cryptic health update via social media saying he feels better but more test is required.