Following Issues With Kidney Stones, Rodrigo Damm May Go To 155
Posted by Larry Csonka on 10.07.2013
He manager speaks on his recent issues…
- An issue with kidney stones forced Rodrigo Damm off of the UFC Fight Night 29, and according to manager Alex Davis, Damm's days at 145 may be done. Here are highlights from Davis, updating fans on the status of Damm…
On How Damm is Doing: "He actually got better, and we were hopeful everything would be OK. We double-checked to make sure and took him to his doctor, and he found out there were more stones. It was kidney stones, and there were more to come out. In that situation, if a guy is dehydrating and he starts expelling those stones, he could end up with a serious problem and need surgery or lose a kidney. So at that point, we had to stop it. It's not a serious problem on its own," he said. "If you're hydrating and expelling, that's fine. The problem is that if you dehydrate, then everything locks up because those things can't move around."
On Damm's Disappointment: "He was really disappointed," he said. "He trained really hard. He thought it was a good fight for him. But it's safety first, health first. ... It's unfortunate, but the fight isn't worth losing a kidney or having kidney problems."
On a Possible Move to 155: "He's a good fighter, and he has tons of experience," said Davis, who wants Damm to return sooner rather than later. "I think that if Joe and Sean are positive on that (move to lightweight), it's probably something we'd like to look into. It'd make it easier on him. He's not going to fight for 10 years anymore, so he'll probably end his career at 155."