Lovato Jr is probably done with MMA

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  1. Reb Purple Belt

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    He is talking about it at JRE.

    He has some kind of brain disease (cavernoma) and doctors are not sure if its smart to continue fighting.
    They discovered it a month or so before the Mousasi fight. His whole camp got screwed up because of it. In the end he was cleared to fight Mousasi.

    In december 2019 they were planning for a fight with Mousasi for this month (januari 2020). The European mma commision allready had said he cant fight over there. In december the California commission said the same. The fight was off.

    Lovato will still be doing bjj-matches.

     
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  2. mime Black Belt

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    very sad to hear
     
  3. qw3rty PM me for free filler-room uppercuts

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    Inb4 angry Moose fanboys bashing him.

    Bad news btw.
     
  4. Reb Purple Belt

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    I am a fanboi. Can't be angry at him. Besides the brain problems that came to light just before the Moose fight, he also had a hamstring injury. He could barely walk a month before the fight. Still he was able to beat Mousasi. He was the better man that night and I think if they would fight again he probably beats Mousasi again. He is Gegards kryptonite.
     
  5. Danespina Gold Belt

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    Not to mention Gegard did a whole lot of this.

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    Anyway it's a shame for Lovato Jr, but ending your career having gone 10-0, along with the Bellator title, isn't so bad.
     
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  6. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

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    Even if he does not come back, I hope he makes a full recovery.
     
  7. neandertal Gold Belt

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    Watching it now.. tough shit.

    Don't know the best way and time and how to communicate that kind of thing though.
     
  8. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

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    Mousasi fanboys on suicide watch.
     
  9. ufc_vs_pride Purple Belt

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    Another year long tournament
     
  10. XXXXXLPREDAT0R Yellow Belt

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  11. GraMMA Blue Belt

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    This is sad news but glad that he won the belt and defeated an all time great. For his sake I hope he retires from mma and have a hard time believing if he's still allowed or wants to at this point.
     
  12. kimocomplex Silver Belt

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    Too natty for UFC/USADA better to retire
     
  13. trentkelp Purple Belt

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    This cat is so cool and genuine and respectful! MMA will miss a guy like this!
     
  14. trentkelp Purple Belt

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    We all know he is using....But this is NOT the thread or discussion for that!
     
  15. Cherry Black Belt

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    Health should always come first. Good luck to him.
     
  16. tat2man5k Black Belt

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    Big fan of Moose but Lovato seems like such a good guy. Listened to him on Luke Thomas awhile back. I hope he stays successful in his BJJ and makes a full recovery.
     
  17. CC27 Gold Belt

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    That sucks.

    Good for Mousasi though now he can be MW champ again. Dont know who the hell he fights, Salter maybe?
     
  18. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    Yeah no way he should fight again, regardless if he gets cleared

    Too high risk for those blood vessels to break
     
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    Good shake up for the 185lb division. Lot of young killers there
     
  20. Rachel Da Bear Yellow Belt

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    Sucks. I was looking forward to seeing another grappling heavy fighter compete, considering that Maia probably will be do be soon.
     

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