UFC Hall Of Fame member Randy Couture recently suffered a heart attack while training at the Unbreakable MMA gym.
The retired fighter, who walked himself to the hospital while having said heart attack, is already out of the hospital and at home.
However, a trio of statements have been issued on the matter, with those coming from PFL, Couture’s management team and Couture himself.
Couture is a color commentator at the PFL, with the promotion issuing the following statement (via MMA Fighting):
“On behalf of the PFL family, we wish our partner and friend Randy Couture a speedy recovery. We’re all in his corner and look forward to having him back in the booth.”
Xtreme Couture issued the following statement (via MMA Fighting):
“On Wednesday afternoon, October 23, Randy “The Natural” Couture was admitted and treated for a heart attack at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA.
“During a workout at Randy’s LA training home Unbreakable Performance in West Hollywood, CA, Randy experienced discomfort in what he initially thought was an offset rib or vertebrae. He tried working on a roller to relieve the problem - but that was not successful. Incredibly, Randy finished the entire workout while likely having the beginnings of a heart attack. Shortly thereafter, he drove home and attempted to rest. When the radiating chest pain did not cease, he recognized something was wrong.
“He proceeded to walk multiple blocks to a nearby emergency room rather than battle Los Angeles traffic. Upon his arrival, after an EKG, the medical staff informed Randy he had a heart attack, and would require immediate surgery to resolve the issue.
“The surgery was successful. Randy is now out of intensive care, stable, in good spirits, and well on his way to a speedy and full recovery.”
Finally, a statement came from Couture himself (via MMA Fighting):
“Contrary to recent rumors, I have not kicked the bucket yet. I am alive and well. Special thanks to the amazing staff at Cedars Sinai Hospital. From the ER to cardiac ICU thanks for taking care of me.
“I’m one of those people that has crazy thick blood and nominally high bad cholesterol. Unfortunately, those 2 factors combined to create a nice clot including my diagonal artery. The (catheterization laboratory) at Cedars got right on it, cleared it out and placed a stent in its place.
“Thanks to all of you out there expressing your concern. Your love and support mean the world to me and my family. Live your lives to the fullest. You never know when you’ll draw that last breath in!”