Originally Posted by maxp84z
He should get a 2nd opinion... Personally I think he's afraid of Hughes. He knows Hughes is a better fighter than he is, I think he's trying to prevent the enevitable.
Sorry but that sounds weak to me. Serra wasn't afraid to step in with GSP, the man who demolished Hughes. And frankly GSP was a trickier matchup because he's so much more well rounded.
We don't even know where the herniation occured at. Most people fully heal from a herniated disc within 6 months. Only about half are good to go after about 6 weeks.
Without knowing anything about where the herniation happened everything that you're saying is pure speculation. I doubt Matt Serra is going to some whack-job doctor here.
Your 2-3 week recovery is great for you, but its pretty uncommon.