Maiquel Falcao denies reports of heart attack


Maiquel Falcao had a short, strange trip in the UFC.

On November 20, 2010, he debuted at UFC 123, taking a unanimous decision over Gerald Harris. Falcao later claimed that Harris, who was promptly released after the loss. had tapped three times during the bout, one of which was to a sunk rear naked choke that was stopped when the round ended five seconds early.

Days later, Falcao was arrested in Brazil over an assault on a woman that dated back to 2002. The fighter had been sentenced to a two year house arrest in 2002, but before completing the sentence, moved homes, wth the assurance from his lawyer that the Brazilian authorities would approve. Falcao was held for four days, then released and given 18-months probation.

In January of 2011 he pulled out with an injury from a scheduled fight at UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann against Alessio Sakara.

Falcão was expected to face Tom Lawlor at UFC (Rio) 134 on August 27, 2011, but was released in May for what his manager described as "some legal problems Maiquel got involved recently."

He recently signed with Bellator, and then last week Tatame reported that Maiquel Falcao was hospitalized in Brazil after suffering a heart attack. “Maiquel is still on the Intensive Care Unit," his manager was quoted as saying. "And might stay there for few more days, when he’ll go through a catheterization. He’s lucid and improving fast."

Now Falcao has announced on his official Facebook page that he did not have a heart attach after all.

"I wish to say that I've had some health problems caused by excessive training," Falcao stated. "This generated several rumors, but none of them is true. What actually happened was too much training, not enough rest."

"I want to say that I'm already getting ready to put on a great show in California in the Bellator grand prix."

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bigconk74fe site profile image  

11/30/11 2:53 PM by bigconk74fe

Him vs Hector will be epic

MountainMedic site profile image  

11/30/11 2:51 PM by MountainMedic


EBM site profile image  

11/30/11 2:16 PM by EBM

Yes, I did say that in my first post. Fatigue can land you in the "hospital", not the ICU. ICU's are specifically designed to provide intensive-care medicine. Fatigue does not fall into that category.

Anarkis site profile image  

11/30/11 2:02 PM by Anarkis

Extreme Fatigue can put you in the hospital as well.

EBM site profile image  

11/30/11 1:59 PM by EBM

'Training too much' and 'not getting enough rest' - does not equal heat stroke. If he had heat stroke, he would have said it. He's clearly covering up his medical conditions.

Toquinho site profile image  

11/30/11 1:47 PM by Toquinho

mike falcon vs paul harris would b sick

chuckles1 site profile image  

11/30/11 12:41 PM by chuckles1

MIKE FALCON didn't have a heart attack, his heart just skipped a beat, so he punished it.

Anarkis site profile image  

11/30/11 11:48 AM by Anarkis

EBM site profile image  

11/30/11 11:45 AM by EBM

What kind of "health problems" do you get from over training that requires to be admitted into an ICU? I'm no doctor, but, "not enough rest" shouldn't land you in an ICU. Maybe an ER with an IV ir two - but an ICU?

Anarkis site profile image  

11/30/11 11:28 AM by Anarkis

Sweet... Lets hope he is not hiding an injury. He probably just had palpitations or something.