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  1. Zeppeling ritehand Banned

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    Any news on him? I've been anticipating his return but it's been like 2 years..
     
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  3. Sauce Castillo Raise Hell and Eat Cornbread yee yee

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    He's sitting out all of 2016...he's most likely done. AFAIK he's one of the head BJJ coaches at Alpha Male now.

    Dude had an amazing future at BW, one of the best grapplers at 135... damn concussions.
     
  4. Zeppeling ritehand Banned

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    Dude thats horrible. He looked like an elite prospect.
     
  5. sidecheckkick Banned Banned

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    This sport isn't for everyone
     
  6. ChadWarden Green Belt

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    Yeah, try getting a couple of concussions then talk
     
  7. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    Concussions knocked Hold It Down out of the sport, most likely. He may try to come back next year, but I doubt it. It sucks, but multiple concussions are no bueno.
     
  8. Sauce Castillo Raise Hell and Eat Cornbread yee yee

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    I remember reading a story a year or two ago where he said he wasn't feeling right before he fought Chico Camus, might have had a mild concussion, fought anyways, and has been paying the price since.
     
  9. WPEM Alizée Belt Platinum Member

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    Last I heard he has complications due to concussions. Really a sad story. The guy has/had a really bright future. I just hope the guy gets healthy for his own quality of life's sake.
     
  10. BloodBonesNButter Cherry-coloured funk>Reality in motion

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    Man I was really pumped for both him and Davey Grant
     
  11. ChadWarden Green Belt

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    I've talked to Chris a couple of times in the past year since I've been having the same symptoms due to a car accident I had last summer. He said he's doing fine but still has some lingering issues such as light sensitivity. He's taking the safe road by not pushing himself too far to the point where he can't return and he'll only return to the sport when he feels 100%.

    He's a smart guy and very helpful with his advices.
     
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    Also the problem is even when a person gets to feeling perfectly healthy again, you really don't want to put yourself in that position to possibly experience that horrible feeling again. That's why I have doubts that he'll ever come back. Pro wrestler Daniel Bryan retired a couple of days ago because of this.
     
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    He's done fighting, is helping train fighters at alpha male.
     
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    He's holding down a coaching job I believe
     
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    Chad mentioned him on MMAHour last monday and he said that he wasn't sure if Chris would comeback or not. Which probably means no.

    Such a shame. Really skilled fighter.
     
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    ^^^^ It is. Had a very promising future after that season on TUF. He's young enough that if he lets his head heal for what is 2 going on 3 years now he has a chance to comeback possibly.
     
  17. Lamb Of God Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Davey grant is fighting on the bisping/silva card in england. So at least he's still making a go of it.
     
  18. ivory suit Purple Belt

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    Did he get the concussions in a fight or during training?
     
  19. The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion

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    Unfortunately, he's done. He seemed a legit top 5-10 in the near future.
     

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