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"The week leading into this fight was hectic. I was unable to get cleared based on the medical records I submitted so I spent a good part of one of the media days in the Dr.'s office. I was able to
pass the MRI/MRA that was initially in question but the doctors located a new
problem. Apparently there was
concern that one of the vessels in my brain looked as if it was connected on
one end but not the other. The Dr. told me it could be that or it could be a
vessel that was widening or ballooning but they could not really tell and
needed a better test. It sounded
serious and I wanted to fight so I agreed to the test, which involved CT Angiography
(CTA). They had to set up an IV
and inject a contrast material in me (containing iodine) and named off some
possible side effects, this was all fine, but not when you are less than a
couple of days out from a fight. The dye made me pretty sick for about the next 24 hours. I was thankful they were being so thorough, but it could not have come at a worse time."
Seems like there was more to him missing the press conference than was told....discuss

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wow

that must have really messed with his mind. what a coincidence...both Alves and Carwin have problems with some vessle in the brain for the same PPV.
 

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Yea, just saw that on his homepage today. You could tell something was off with Carwin at the weigh ins because he didn't seem his regular self (if you saw his past weigh ins).


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Shane Carwin said:
The week leading into this fight was hectic. I was unable to get cleared based on the medical records I submitted so I spend a good part of one of the media days in Dr's offices. I was able to
pass the MRI/MRA that was initially in question but the doctors located a new
problem. Apparently there was concern that one of the vessels in my brain looked as if it was connected on one end but not the other, the Dr. told me it could be that or could be a
vessel that was widening or ballooning but they could not really tell and needed a better test. It sounded serious and I wanted to fight so I agreed to the test, which involved CT Angiography (CTA). They had to set up an IV and inject a contrast material in me (containing iodine) and named off some possible side effects, this was all fine, but not when you are less then a couple of days out from a fight. They dye made me pretty sick for about the next 24 hours. I was thankful they were being so thorough but it could not have come at a worse time.yes


In the end I was cleared and we fit what is usually a week of prep time into a few short days. My Head Coach Trevor Wittman, Coach Leister Bowling, and Professor Amal Easton were amazing at keeping me cool and focused.yes""> I had just over 10 pounds to loose and I was feeling out of my element. I usually have my wife with me at fights and she was unable to attend this time because of the baby, she is usually my calming voice.

As weigh ins approached my final 2-pound did not want to come off. We dipped back in the sauna and dug a little deeper. I was pretty wiped out by the time I hit the scales and after weigh inn’s I had plenty of fluid and food. Between the dye and the weight cut I was drained.


As we approached the arena on fight day the enormity of the situation finally sank in, my Coaches took over and kept me calm and focused backstage. The game plan was simple, force him up against the cage, stay out of his area in the center of the cage and when in close bump and go. When Mir hit me I knew I was going to be okay and this was just another fight at that point. As I pushed
him against the cage for the last time I heard Coach Wittman say "bump and go" and that is what I did. My punches were landing and I felt Frank falling. I have a ton of trust in my coaches and that is why.
 

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...Wow. Interesting. I didn't know about that. That took some guts. That's what makes a champion. The Jackson team is truly amazing. They prepare their fighters with both the mental aspect and very solid gameplan. I think they will take Shane all the way hoisting up "The real" UFC HW championship belt...:thumbsup:
 

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Aint that some shiet if this fight would have been called off or changed too at the last minute. Goes to show there's a LOT that goes behind the scenes the public doesn't know about. The fighters and UFC management have to go through all these problems to put on a show. I really wonder how it's gonna be when Dana retires. He's truly the engine of the org. He literally does everything...
 

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Maybe I'm missing something but why do they wait until a week before a fight to do all this stuff? Same thing with the Alves situation.
 

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Maybe I'm missing something but why do they wait until a week before a fight to do all this stuff? Same thing with the Alves situation.
Very true man, it should be done around a month before the fight IMO, the MRI/CAT scans that is.
 

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Crazy situation. I guess Carwin had the rug pulled out from under him once already, so he figured he had to take advantage of this situation or lose his spot.
 

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Very true man, it should be done around a month before the fight IMO, the MRI/CAT scans that is.
At a guess I would say they do MRI/CAT scans a week out from the fight because most sparring and head contact would be finished by that point, if they did it a month before the fight there is perhaps a chance they could miss such an injury in that time... But thats just a guess... I'd be interested to know def why too, seems a bit strange.
 
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