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Bellator champ Rafael Lovato Jr. says career paused by brain condition

Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Lovato Jr. is in a battle for his fighting career in the form of a brain condition that could cause him to give up his title and retire. It’s been a trying past 14 months for Lovato Jr. (10-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA), but the struggles have led to some major revelations about his health. He’s been diagnosed with cavernoma, a condition involving “abnormally formed blood vessels,”
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Kevin Lee took Charles Oliveira fight on condition

Kevin Lee was going to take the Charles Oliveira fight under one condition: He gets Islam Makhachev right after. Lee (18-5 MMA, 11-5 UFC) will head into enemy territory in March when he headlines UFC on ESPN+ 28 against the streaking Oliveira (28-8 MMA, 16-8 UFC). But why not Makhachev first after all of their Twitter talk? Lee explains that the UFC didn’t think Makhachev was ready. “That was one
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Conor McGregor rematch on one condition

Conor McGregor returned in spectacular fashion at UFC 246, which has reignited discussions of a potential rematch with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) took out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds on Saturday. It was his first fight since losing by fourth-round submission to Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) in October 2018 at UFC 229. Following McGregor’s win, UFC president Dana White said the rematch between McGregor
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UFC heavyweight Juan Espino updates condition after hand surgery

Juan Espino is almost in the clear. The winner of Season 28 of “The Ultimate Fighter” is preparing a return to the octagon after having undergone his second hand surgery in September. Although not close to being fully recovered, Espino is confident the darker days of his recuperation are behind him and can’t wait to fire on all cylinders. “The toughest part is over. I’m close to getting my cast
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David Ortiz’s condition upgraded to ‘good,’ his wife says

"He continues to make progress with his recovery in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital," Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement issued via the Red Sox."We remain grateful to everyone who has helped David through this ordeal, both in the Dominican Republic and here in Boston. David's journey to good health has been bolstered by the many expressions of love that have come to us from across the
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David Ortiz’s condition now ‘good,’ still in hospital

David Ortiz's condition has been upgraded as he continues to recover at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, his wife said in a statement Tuesday.Tiffany Ortiz said that doctors have listed Ortiz's condition as "good.""We remain grateful to everyone who has helped David through this ordeal, both in the Dominican Republic and here in Boston," Tiffany Ortiz said in a statement released through the Boston Red Sox. "David's journey to good
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Carrasco has blood condition, out indefinitely

Cleveland Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco has been diagnosed with a blood condition and "is stepping away from baseball activities to explore the optimal treatment and recovery options," the team announced Wednesday.The team said that Carrasco had been feeling lethargic for several weeks and that details of Carrasco's illness "will be conveyed at Carlos and his family's discretion."It is unknown when he might rejoin the club, but the team did say