In an interview with TJ De Santis on the Sherdog Network's “Beatdown” Radio, Jacob Volkmann reports that before his fight with Lyle Beerbohm at WSOF 3 on Friday, he passed out and had a seizure in his hotel room. Volkmann, a chiropracter, did a self assesment, and identified the cause as weight cutting. In the end, Volkman made weight, and defeated Beerbohm via unanimous decision.
“The maid knocks on my door and keeps on knocking, and I [thought], ‘I’d better not get up too fast.’ So I got up and walked toward the door, and by the time I got my hand on the door, I blacked out,” said Volkman. “Next thing I remember, I was shaking on the floor, having seizures.”
“I banged my head, and I must have hit my back on the door handle. I didn’t tell anybody, because I didn’t want them to say I couldn’t fight because I just had a seizure. I had bills to pay, so I really didn’t have a choice.”
“Mentally and physically, I felt fine. I didn’t feel cloudy. I kind of did a self-analysis based on my medical background. I just wanted to make sure that my cognitive was there and my mental state was up to par. I was mentally able to fight, still. The thing about chiropractic education is that the first two years are the same as an M.D.’s education. You just branch off after two years.
“It was a byproduct of being dehydrated. I don’t think I need a CAT scan or [anything]. There’s nothing cloudy. My memory is fine. I don’t feel sluggish at all. I’m good to go.”
“Ideally, [I would fight again] in three months, but their August and September cards are full, at least that’s what [matchmaker] Ali [Aziz] told me. So, hopefully in October. If somebody drops out, I’ll try to get a short-notice fight. I would love to get back in there in two months if I could, but we’ll see.”
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