Struve: Fainting spell unrelated to heart condition

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve's long march back to the Octagon was delayed Saturday night, when during warm ups for his fight with Matt Mitrione, he felt like his heart was beating too quickly, and he nearly passed out. The fight was canceled as a precaution, as Struve had been out for 16 months after recovering from a broken jaw and then treatment for an enlarged heart and leaking aortic valve.

Now Struve has taken to his social network to detail that the episode appears to be psychological in nature, rather than directly related to his heart issue.

Stefan Struve @StefanStruve
•Just want to let everybody know I'm ok, had a blackout in the locker room and we had to call the fight off, thanks for the love folks!
•Drove back to LA today and tho the traffic SUCKED I'm feeling good and phisically I'm 100% Thanks again for the love, much appreciated!
•I want to thank @ufc, @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta for their ungoing support and confidence in me. They even paid me show + win bonus
•Big thnx 2 @Fearthefighter for paying me after what happened this weekend and that way helping me on my road back to the cage! Thnx so much!
•My team and I are already figuring out what happened and we have the pieces but just need to do the puzzle. Confident we will sort this out
•What happened had nothing to do with my heart. But everything that has happened left mental scare that I really underestimated.
•Among with another important thing that we are looking at this caused what happened last weekend.

When are we going to see you back big homie?”

Stefan Struve @StefanStruve
Need to figure some stuff out to make sure it won't happen again..

Mike kyle DJ MAK @Mak4afight
@StefanStruve @lorenzofertitta I would kick your ass