Some good news came out of Brazil this morning when it was revealed 30-year old middleweight Maiquel Falcao hadn’t suffered a heart attack as had been originally been believed when he was rushed to the hospital earlier this week with severe chest pains. In fact, the original situation was viewed as being so dire Falcao’s camp even came out to say he could have died if he hadn’t received immediate medical attention.
Now it looks like Falcao’s ticker is okay after all and that his condition may have been the result of something far less frightening.
“The cardiologists are telling that there wasn’t a heart attack, because his tests all coming back normal now… It may be something related to overtraining,” said Falcao’s manager in a statement to Tatame.
For now the 28-4 Falcao will continue to rest, recover, and regroup. Though signed to Bellator with an anticipated debut in Season 6, it remains difficult to know when Falcao will fight again as he is still waiting for a physician’s approval.
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