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Sammy Vasquez Fighting For His Life

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Sammy Vasquez has been fighting for his life in Saint Joseph Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit since the night of his Oct. 20 Renegades Extreme Fighting bout at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Revolution Dojo’s Vasquez (1-2) suffered a third-round KO loss to Vince Libardi (4-3) before being taken to the hospital by local medical technicians seated cageside.

Vasquez’s 26 days in critical condition have resulted in multiple blood clots, fluid on his brain, brain swelling and, most recently, a massive stroke he suffered last Friday, according to messages left on the TXMMA.com forum by Vasquez’s wife, Sandra. In the latest posting, dated Nov. 12, the family asked not to be contacted and simply requested prayers. Vasquez’s mother spoke with The Fight Network on Tuesday but would only confirm her son is 35 years old and the father of a 7-year-old.

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Post #1   11/16/07 6:57:43AM   

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Ive got my fingers crossed Sammy pulls through with no longterm brain damage, its so scary that there was no real reason why this happened and was just a normal mma fight with a normal ko finish

Post #2   11/16/07 7:03:35AM   

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A buddy of mine saw the fight - Sammy was KO'd when he was slammed and landed on the back of his head.

The Texas Boxing Commission is TERRIBLE though, and I wouldn't be surprised if this guy wasn't medically fit to fight in the first place.

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Post #3   11/16/07 12:33:52PM