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UFC 129's Brian Foster Out with Brain Hemorrhage...And Busted Testicle.

Loot2011-04-14 02:12:18 +0000 #1 about tough luck.


UFC welterweight Brian Foster has been forced to withdraw from a fight with Sean Pierson at UFC 129 when an MRI – required by the Ontario Athletic Commission to compete at the event – revealed a brain hemorrhage.

Marc Fiore, who trains Foster at the H.I.T. Squad, today told ( ) that while his fighter is OK, he is required to undergo another MRI in six weeks to assure no permanent damage is present.

Fiore believes Foster's hemorrhage may have occurred during a hard sparring session two days before the MRI was taken.

"A blood vessel broke open, started bleeding, and turned into a brain hemorrhage," Fiore said of the injury. "Our doctor and the UFC doctor said they won't clear him to fight.

"It should heal on its own, and if it's good, he's cleared to fight. If not, then we have to obviously (look at surgical options)."

UFC 129 takes place April 30 at Rogers Centre in Toronto and features a welterweight title fight between kingpin Georges St-Pierre and challenger Jake Shields. Foster (15-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) was slated to fight Pierson (11-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on Spike TV's "UFC Prelims" special before the night's pay-per-view main card.

It's unknown whether the UFC has designated a replacement for Foster.

The bad news comes on the heels of another serious injury from which Foster recently recovered. Fiore said the welterweight received a hard kick to the groin six weeks ago that caused one of his testicles to burst, and doctors were forced to remove it.

Around this time last year, Foster also broke his leg during a game of pickup basketball.

Fiore hopes to get the fighter back into the cage in June if the second MRI comes back clear. In the meantime, Foster is restricted from any contact while he waits on the follow-up test.

"Fighting is Brian's life," Fiore said. "His last fight was in November, so this was a six-month layoff. Brian's one of those guys that wants to fight. If he's not hurt one week, he wants to fight the next."

Foster is currently on a two-fight win streak inside the octagon. He most recently dispatched Matt Brown by submission this past November at UFC 123.

Iron Maiden2011-04-14 02:19:26 +0000 #2

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Pirate Eater2011-04-14 02:39:27 +0000 #3
He's fun to watch.
BruceLee2011-04-14 02:36:03 +0000 #4
That's sucks. Brain Hemmorhage and no testicle. Ughh.
Onion2011-04-14 04:05:42 +0000 #5
Tough luck!

On a side note, I really hope they find a substitute to fill in against Pierson.
Haze2011-04-14 04:39:18 +0000 #6
that really sucks..



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