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Phillipe Nover: “My Health is Great. I Know I’ll be Back to Fight”

Written by Tim Ngo
September 17th, 2009

After yesterday’s startling announcement that former “The Ultimate Fighter” alum Phillipe Nover had suffered from an apparent seizure prior to his scheduled “UFC Fight Night19” bout with Sam Stout, Nover took the time to update his status on his blog.

“I’ll start off by saying there’s nothing to worry about at this time. My health is great,” Nover confirmed. “The only thing abnormal is my blood sugar being high. But that could be from eating so much in the last 24 hrs after the weigh-ins.”

According to Nover, he only had to cut around 8-9 lbs. due to his strict dieting during training. Many fighters cut much more weight than that on a routine basis, however when you’re at lightweight, there isn’t as much room for error.

Following Nover’s seizure, the UFC was forced to remove the bout from last night’s card. Nover is hopeful that the UFC will re-book his bout with Stout after he gets his health squared away.

“My health is my only concern. I know I’ll be back to fight. I’m still looking forward to the fight with Stout,” the Filipino fighter said.

Here’s Nover’s entire blog which can be seen here:

I’m good and healthy. Thanks for the support!

Thanks for all the concern from my friends and fans on my health. Let me explain the situation that occurred this evening. I’ll start off by saying there’s nothing to worry about at this time. My health is great. I feel incredible and I am in peak tip top shape.My weight cut was only about 8 or 9 pounds overall. I dieted as usual for the cut. The weigh-ins were great. I felt good and healthy the whole time here in Oklahoma.Fight day I woke up and ate as usual and again felt fine. I was in the convention center back stage with my corner. All if a sudden I told my trainer Ralph that I wasn’t feeling to good. I told him I’m going to sit down and I took my headphones off. That’s the last thing I remember until waking up on the floor. Apparently my body stiffened up and I lost consciousness. At that point the Oklahoma commission’s doctors came over and asked me a bunch of questions. Next thing I was interview by a few EMTs and the doctors called fight off.I really can’t explain what went wrong. I wound up going to the ER here and the doctor said everything is normal blood, urine, and CT of my head. The only thing abnormal is my blood sugar being high. But that could be from eating so much in the last 24 hrs after the weigh-ins. I was so devastated I couldn’t fight that I broke out in tears. But the fact of the matter is I should take care of this problem and see what’s wrong with me so it will never happen again. My health is my only concern. I know I’ll be back to fight. I’m still looking forward to the fight with Stout. I have to see what’s wrong with me first and I’ll be back on the road for the next one. Thanks for all your support. I’ll keep you all posted.

Phillipe

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