UFC star Corey Anderson has shown off his near-career ending injuries that caused his heart to stop beating.The light heavyweight contender suffered a series of health issues after he was brutally knocked by Jan Blachowicz in February.
On Monday, “Overtime” shared pictures of himself in a hospital bed with a severely swollen face.The 30-year-old revealed that he had a lingering concussion from his defeat to Blachowicz that caused him to collapse after a long hike.Anderson smashed his face hard on a gravel road and was rushed to hospital.Doctors later informed him that his heart had stopped beating and it was in danger of happening again.
Anderson wrote: “Its been a long road back.. BUT never the less we are back!Feb 21st following my last fight I blacked out and collapsed smashing my face on a gravel road after scouting some land for hrs.Ended up in the ER for 5 days running numerous of test and blood work to figure out what happened.I seen a long list of different doctors, all but one said it was do to major concussion and lack of water and food after hiking through the woods for hrs.
“1 doctor would tell me it was my heart… that my heart had stopped beating and it could happen again but next time in a fight!!Instantly my wifes face change and my emotions as well. I become angry with doctors bc i was scared internally.I would take many trips to NYU hospital meeting several different specialist during many more test and undergoing 2 very painful outpatient heart procedures to find more evidence to go along with that ONE doctors notes.He had put a complete halt to my career as a fighter until it was clear my heart was safe to compete.And as of last monday night, I left hospital for the final time after my last procedure, with clearance note in hand, and the doctor telling me “Congrats Mr. Anderson, I can let you go back to beating people up!”