Alexandre Pereira Da Silva was expected to make his professional MMA debut a little over a week ago against Marcos Silva at Shooto Brazil 80.
Da Silva was cutting weight for the upcoming fight when he passed out and was subsequently rushed to a local hospital according to Combate.
The fighter remains in critical condition in the hospital and currently resides in the intensive care united (ICU).
Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) COO Cristiano Sampaio says the commission even know about the situation until the day of the weigh-ins.
“The athlete did all the pre-fight exams required by CABMMA, except the physical exam, the only one that wasn’t sent to the athletic commission," Sampaio told MMA Fighting. "Since he didn’t give us this last exam, or the pre-weigh-in medical evaluation, and the actual weigh-in, he still wasn’t cleared/licensed for the fight. This exam, according to his team, was done on the day of the incident, but wasn’t sent to the commission. We heard about the incident on the day of the weigh-in, told by the leader of the team and the promoter of the event. We went to the hospital to understand the case. The doctors still had no diagnosis of the exact cause. The athlete remains in critical condition in the hospital. We’re following the case closely.”
Weight cutting remains a hot topic among the MMA community and the CABMMA recently announced that they have adopted the CSAC 10 point weight cutting plan, which should make weight cutting safer for all athletes in the country.