Ricardo Lamas ‘Fortunate’ To Be Alive After Fighting With Blood Clot In Argentina • MMA News

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Ricardo Lamas ‘Lucky’ To Be Alive After Fighting With Blood Clot In Argentina • MMA News

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Ricardo Lamas picked up a third-round TKO victory over Darren Elkins within the co-main occasion of UFC Argentina earlier this month (Sat. November 17, 2018). It was a hard-fought victory, as Elkins isn’t a straightforward foe to place away. Lamas’ victory contained in the Octagon in Argentina ended a two-fight shedding streak, nevertheless, it appears like that victory was much more tough to earn than initially realized.

Quickly after his win, Lamas revealed he was battling by way of a blood clot towards Elkins. Throughout his flight to Argentina, a blood clot shaped in Lamas’ calf from sitting in a good area for therefore lengthy. If the clot had change into dislodged throughout Lamas’ struggle with Elkins, Lamas might’ve misplaced his life.

Fortunately, nothing of the type occurred and Lamas made it by way of the competition wholesome. Talking to MMA Fighting not too long ago, Lamas detailed simply how deadly the clot might’ve truly been. He stated he’s “fortunate” to be alive after the ordeal:

“Worst-case scenario if a blood clot gets dislodged it could travel to your lungs or even your heart, so yeah it could be fatal,” Lamas stated. “Yeah, I simply really feel very lucky, what else can you are feeling?

“I’m lucky as a result of in a case like that, one thing might’ve occurred. I felt good, so we’ll see. I’m simply attempting to handle this proper now. Obtained some blood assessments accomplished to see if I’m genetically predisposed to getting them or one thing, and if I’m, we’re going to must determine one thing out, however simply taking it daily.

“So we’ll deal with this first and then we’ll deal with the fighting afterwards.”

What do you concentrate on Lamas combating by way of UFC Argentina with a blood clot?

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