Rodrigo Damm out of Wednesday's UFN 29 with kidney problems


Issues relating to weight cutting have arisen again, as UFC featherweight Rodrigo Damm was forced to withdraw from his fight with Hacran Dias at UFN 29 in Barueri, Brazil on Wednesday.

According to a report from MMAFighting, Damm suffered from kidney stones while cutting weight, and was removed from the card by the UFC.

Damm was forced to withdraw from the semi finals  of TUF: Brazil 1 early last year, also due to kidney issues.

UFN 29 will now go on with 10 fights:
Main card:
Demian Maia vs. Jake Shields
Erick Silva vs. Dong Hyun Kim
Thiago Silva vs. Matt Hamill
Fabio Maldonado vs. Joey Beltran
Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Pierce
Raphael Assuncao vs. T.J. Dillashaw
Prelim card:
Ildemar Alcantara vs. Igor Araujo
Yan Cabral vs. David Mitchell
Iliarde Santos vs. Chris Cariaso
Allan Patrick vs. Garrett Whiteley

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Chareth Cutestory site profile image  

10/6/13 4:23 AM by Chareth Cutestory

UFC 152

TheHebrewHammer site profile image  

10/6/13 3:55 AM by TheHebrewHammer

Jose Aldo beat The Korean Zombie with kidney stones. When I had them a few months ago I couldn't even pee straight. Most excruciating pain I've ever experienced. Hope he'll recover fast

OneSidedWar site profile image  

10/6/13 3:44 AM by OneSidedWar

Kidney Stones are no joke. Especially with someone having a history with kidney problems. Could be very serious if not looked after properly.

Mix6APlix site profile image  

10/6/13 3:44 AM by Mix6APlix

When did Hamill make a comeback??

Letibleu site profile image  

10/6/13 3:36 AM by Letibleu

Made me laugh. This might be a going away party for Jake

91W209 site profile image  

10/6/13 3:02 AM by 91W209

Came in to say that card looks sick!

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

10/6/13 2:51 AM by ChaosOverkill

If you don't take enough water with supplements and other meds it can yes. Straight dehydration I'm not sure but the water is muddied becasue it depends what is in your body.

youarewhatiswrong site profile image  

10/6/13 2:44 AM by youarewhatiswrong

Kidney stones are the result of mineral deposits in the kidneys. It only stands to reason the reduced water content would result in a higher concentration of minerals, with reduced means of flushing the newly formed stones out.

Sonnenssamich site profile image  

10/6/13 1:58 AM by Sonnenssamich

Ill fight Hacran Dias put me in Joe Silva!

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

10/6/13 1:32 AM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Are kidney stones actually related to dehydration or weight cutting at all?