Stefan Struve's heart condition improves, still determined to return to UFC
In August, news broke that UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve had been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. Initially, there was some fear that the condition might prematurely end the 25-year-old's promising MMA career.
After a brief stint in the hospital, Struve's doctors suggested he take medication for two months and then visit with them again in early October to decide the next course of action.
Struve met with his doctors last Wednesday. His manager Lex McMahon has since provided MMAFighting.com with a promising update on Struve's condition:
"Stefan Struve recently had a follow-up visit with his doctors to determine the efficacy of the treatment protocol he had been prescribed.
During his visit, the doctors informed Stefan that the leakage back into his heart has been greatly reduced.
UFC heavyweight vet Mike Russow signs with World Series of Fighting
World Series of Fighting has added another heavyweight fighter to its ranks with the addition of UFC veteran.
Mike Russow (15-3) has signed a multi-fight contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion. Sources close to the deal recently confirmed the news to MMAjunkie.com, though the promotion has yet to make an official announcement of the signing.
Caol Uno wants to return to the UFC
PDG: Out of all the great battles you have had with some of the biggest names in the sport, what have been your favorite and why?
Caol Uno: All of my fights are memorable, and they all meant something to me. But if I had to pick a fight, it would be my second fight against BJ Penn (Draw at UFC 41). It was very memorable for me.
PDG: You are thirty-eight years of age. Some consider this be an older age for fighters. Do you believe you are still at an age to make another run for a title?
Caol Uno: I’m not going to say I can take the title, but my challenge is to get back into the UFC for the 3rd time, at this age.
If he wins this weekend that is three in a row including a win over Anthony Avila who was 11-1 when Uno beat him.