The pre-fight scans showed what doctors initially thought was bleeding in the brain, but now think it is a irregularity he was born with.
“I was really upset and I’m not even concerned about my health .. I know I’m fine. I’m just sad I can’t fight.”
“This doesn’t make any sense, because he’s too young,” White said. “But it’s something we’re taking very seriously. We’re going to get him to a specialist as soon as we can.” [Yahoo]
“Obviously, I’m devastated this fight is not happening, but at the same time, I’m more concerned for Thiago and his health … I’m hoping it’s a clerical error or some kind of mistake or something. This is something that has to be taken seriously because it’s the brain.
“This was a significant fight in my career and it would have put me back in title contention. I haven’t talked to [Alves], but I talked to his coach and it was a surprise to them. It’s a thing with the commission and the doctors.”
Terrible new, lets hope Thiago gets this issue taken care of and return to fighting.
*Dana White* confirms the change on Twitter.