Ricardo Lamas Competed At UFC Fight Night Buenos Aires With A Blood Clot


Ricardo Lamas competed in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Buenos Aires, defeating Darren Elkins by third round TKO.

The fighter not only won at the event, but also achieved victory while a blood clot was in his leg, which was developed during the flight over to Buenos Aires for the bout.

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Lamas shared the news via a post on Twitter:


Here is the full statement from Lamas:

“My first day Argentina I noticed that my left calf muscle felt tight and sore to the touch, I thought maybe it was a small muscle pull or something of that nature, but as the week went on it worsened. The day of the fight I had someone work on it and try to get the muscle to release and it was extremely painful. After getting it checked out by the doctors and having an ultrasound done on the muscle, it turns out I formed a blood clot in my calf muscle during the flight to Argentina from being seated in a tight area for so long. Things could’ve ended badly if the clot became dislodged during the fight. So I guess I also have to thank whoever was watching over me during the fight. So I guess I can say I ‘fought with a blood clot blood clot!’ (Rasta voice)”

There is no word on how long Lamas is expected to be out of action for, but more should be known as the blood clot is dealt with.

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