LeRoy Johnson update - post PFL 7

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  1. toe hold Brown Belt

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    https://mmajunkie.com/2018/08/leroy-johnson-emergency-neck-surgery-knockout-pfl-7

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    LeRoy Johnson suffered a significant injury at PFL 7 that required emergency neck surgery.

    Johnson (8-3), who suffered a frightening first round knockout loss against Muhammed DeReese (6-0) on Thursday’s fight card, was rushed to a local hospital after being down for nearly eight minutes at the conclusion of the fight.

    After absorbing a massive knee to the chin, Johnson face-planted into the canvas and seemingly hit his head on the cage post on the way down. The 38-year-old was transported to a hospital nearby where the event was being held, and according to Johnson’s manager, Daniel Rubenstein, an emergency procedure was required (via Twitter):

    For those wondering about LeRoy Johnson, here’s the update I have. had emergency surgery for a vertebrae that slipped out of place & a 2nd surgery for high blood pressure issues. Has feeling in arms and legs. PFL flying his fiancé to Philly to be with him. Thats all I know now

    — Daniel Rubenstein (@dannyrube) August 31, 2018

    For those wondering about LeRoy Johnson, here’s the update I have. had emergency surgery for a vertebrae that slipped out of place & a 2nd surgery for high blood pressure issues. Has feeling in arms and legs. PFL flying his fiancé to Philly to be with him. Thats all I know now."


    Rubenstein, as well as a PFL official, told MMAjunkie that more updates and information will be provided on Johnson’s condition as they become available. For now, though, the heavyweight appears to be stable after the emergency procedure and will have family by his side.

    PFL 7 took place at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. Footage of DeReese’s knockout of Johnson is available below (via Twitter):

    Muhammed DeReese (6-0) makes good on a 2.5-year layoff, flattening Leroy Johnson with a vicious walk-off knee! The TUF 23 alum has a combined amateur and pro record of 14-0; he has finished nine of those victories (six in the first round).

    — Kyle Johnson (@Maldobabo) August 30, 2018
     
  2. Falconkick A charming asshole

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    Damn man that knee was brutal....PFL put on an especially violent card last night...glad Leroy will be okay
     
  3. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    Since the font color is absurd in the first post, here's a tweet from Johnson's manager.

     
  4. europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    That's really bad to hear.

    Though to be honest, I'm just glad he's alive.
     
  5. Danespina Gold Belt

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    That's a bad one, I thought it was probably the neck cause he landed awkwardly. Wish him the best.
     
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