Damm may move to 155 following blood in urine


The dangers of weight cutting were brought home this month, when Nova Uniao flyweight fighter Leandro "Feijao" Souza, 26, passed away while cutting weight in Rio de Janeiro. Then on Saturday UFC featherweight Rodrigo Damm was forced to withdraw from his fight with Hacran Dias at UFN 29 in. It was the second fight that Damm had to cancel for kidney issues, and may be his last, at least at 145.

According to MMA Junkie, Damm began experiencing back pain on Thursday, and then suffered urine in his blood on Friday.

"He actually got better, and we were hopeful everything would be OK," said Damm's manager Alex Davis "But we double-checked to make sure and took him to his doctor, and he found out there were more stones. It was kidney stones, and there were more to come out. In that situation, if a guy is dehydrating and he starts expelling those stones, he could end up with a serious problem and need surgery or lose a kidney. So at that point, we had to stop it."

"He was really disappointed. He trained really hard. He thought it was a good fight for him. But it's safety first, health first. ... It's unfortunate, but the fight isn't worth losing a kidney or having kidney problems."

"I think that if Joe and Sean are positive on that (move to lightweight), it's probably something we'd like to look into. It'd make it easier on him. He's not going to fight for 10 years anymore, so he'll probably end his career at 155."

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Nuevo Haole site profile image  

10/8/13 10:43 AM by Nuevo Haole

Absolutely F'ING absurd this guy was cutting weight, he was removed from TUF due to Kidney issues Not to mention he has long been the posterboy for the 'have a glass of water bro' weigh in appearences:

SamboMMA site profile image  

10/8/13 10:36 AM by SamboMMA

He should have his Pancreas look at as well.

Doc T site profile image  

10/8/13 10:01 AM by Doc T

I thought this guy fought at 170 at one point

Happiness Bunny site profile image  

10/7/13 9:20 PM by Happiness Bunny

How did he get urine in his blood?

NJGiants site profile image  

10/7/13 9:09 PM by NJGiants

If he has a history of kidney stones and pissing blood he should not be cutting weight.

MickColins site profile image  

10/7/13 9:09 PM by MickColins

Pshaw, as if athletic commissions and promoters gave a shit about fighter health.

Goblowyourself site profile image  

10/7/13 9:04 PM by Goblowyourself

God Damm that's shitty, wait....

wrestling4life site profile image  

10/7/13 6:21 PM by wrestling4life

Health should always come 1st. Should have probably done this after 1st problem

Just_Bleed site profile image  

10/7/13 6:18 PM by Just_Bleed

Hahahaha"...and then suffered urine in his blood..."URINE IN HIS BLOOD!!! NOOOOO

Nexuscrawlers site profile image  

10/7/13 6:12 PM by Nexuscrawlers

Damm, that's crazy