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Amanda Nunes Blames Chronic Sinusitis on UFC 213 Debacle

Amanda Nunes Blames Chronic Sinusitis on UFC 213 Debacle

Amanda Nunes, the UFC women’s bantamweight champ, was supposed to rematch with Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of UFC 213 on Saturday night, but was hospitalized after the weigh-ins. According to Dana White, the doctors cleared her. She decided not to fight, though, leaving UFC 213 with Robert Whittaker versus Yoel Romero as a main event.

Naturally, that’s impacted the value of Nunes’ stock.

Here’s her statement on the matter:

Everyone is wanting to hear my side so here it is….. I have chronic sinusitis , I have fought with it before but this time It didn’t work out, during the weight cut I was unable to breath and felt off balance from the pressure in my sinuses. I was not feeling well enough to risk getting punched in the head with such pressure. I was taken to the hospital after weigh ins and they only checked my blood and dehydration so cleared me based on that. The next day I went back and they did a CT scan and found a build up and I was prescribed antibiotics and referred to a specialist. I have never pulled out of a fight before. I am sorry to all my fans that came out to see me, I’ll make it up to you the next time I step in the cage. The fight is being rescheduled. I still want this fight. I still want this opponent. Thank you todos querem ouvir o meu lado da história sobre o que aconteceu, eu fui diagnosticada com sinusite crônica. Ja tive que lidar com isso antes, mas dessa vez foi pior… Durante a perda de peso senti fortes tonturas e muita dificuldade de respirar. Eu não poderia correr o risco de sofrer grandes impactos na cabeça. Após a pesagem oficial, fui ao hospital, onde apenas checaram meu sangue e desidratação. Continuei me sentindo muito mal, e na dia seguinte voltei ao hospital, onde fizeram uma ressonância da minha cabeça e foi diagnosticada a infecção. Fui medicada com antibióticos e encaminhado a um especialista. Nunca precisei cancelar uma luta antes, mas por motivos de saúde não pude fazer meu trabalho por completo nesse final de semana. A luta já foi remarcada!!! E eu quero muito essa luta com essa mesma adversária! Peço desculpas aos meus fãs.. e garanto que estarei mais preparada do que nunca!

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