Bjorn Rebney Provides Update on Condition of Eduardo Dantas
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.04.2014
Dantas was fainting during training...
Following Bellator 118, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney provided an update on injured Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas. Dantas was forced to withdraw from his originally scheduled title defense over tournament winner and current interim bantamweight champion Joe Warren due to a head injury he suffered during training.
Speaking on Dantas, Rebney stated, "He was having some blackouts, having some fainting episodes even in grappling, which is scary. So, God willing and knock on wood, he'll get past that and we can do some retests to make sure he's OK. … He's a great kid. First and foremost, I hope he's going to be OK. And second, I'd love to see him back in the cage because he's one of the most exciting bantamweights in the cage."
Rebney added: "We brought him out to the U.S. from Brazil, and we did an extensive amount of testing. We didn't get the results we wanted on the tests, obviously. He's back in Brazil right now and has been instructed not to do any training for an extended period of time to see if the symptoms that gave rise to our initial testing will go away, and then we're going to retest him. Right now, he's not doing anything, so we're going to see."