Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 8/20/13
On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was reported Stefan Struve (pictured) has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. The heavyweight is in good spirits, but is waiting to see if doctors will clear him to resume his career. Struve, who is just 25 years old, owns a 25-6 professional MMA record. “Skyscraper” has fought 13 times for the UFC since joining the promotion in early 2009, winning nine of his scraps inside the Octagon. He was last seen getting TKO’d by Mark Hunt in March. Struve broke his jaw in the contest. Here is a statement issued by Struve’s manager, Lex McMahon (courtesy of MMAFighting.com): “Stefan Struve has recently been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart and was hospitalized for a week to undergo testing to determine the best course of treatment. The doctors found that Stefan has a bicuspid aortic valve, wich means that his aortic valve only has two leaflets, instead of three. The aortic valve regulates bloo...
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