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UFC: Max Holloway’s team deny worrying stroke rumors

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The team of UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has responded to the reports that he suffered a stroke leading up to his latest fight. Initial reports on Holloway’s withdrawal stated that he was dealing with “concussion-like symptoms” during fight week. Since then, however, rumors have surfaced suggesting that the featherweight champ suffered some kind of stroke ahead of the fight.

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Brendan Schaub’s take on Showtime’s Below the Belt podcast was a little more troubling. The former UFC heavyweight perpetuated a rumour that Holloway suffered a stroke.

“It got so scary where a doctor was like this could be the sign of a small fucking, not heart attack, stroke. That was the last word I got of it.”

Holloway’s manager, Brian Butler, texted Brett Okamoto of ESPN to deny the rumours that Holloway suffered a stroke. He added that Holloway is ‘feeling better’ and should be able to clear up his situation soon.

“All I can say right now is we are not sure who’s trying to manipulate the media with stroke rumors. I can’t imagine what kind of doctors would discharge Max from the ER if they actually thought he had a stroke.”

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