This past Saturday I had an opportunity get a pretty good update from Brad on his activities of late. If you are interested read on.
Brad has had problems with breathing and sleep apnea for many years. I’m sure you can appreciate how not getting proper rest and fighting/training like you’ve got a broken nose could be a challenge.
On 9/9/06 it had been about a week since Brad’s second nasal surgery. The first one was to correct his deviated septum and clean up some additional structural problems. He first had his nose broke when he was only two years old. When doing the surgery, they found a large growth/tumor. The doctors speculate that the tumor could have been there since he was a child, thus a second surgery was scheduled to remove it.
Brad is signed to fight at UFC 65 on November 18. He doesn’t yet know who his opponent will be, except it won’t be Tim Sylvia. Brad said he has always had to “pace himself” in fights because of breathing problems affecting his cardio. I am looking forward to seeing the difference enhanced training and improved cardio will make in his performance. GO BRAD!
In the meantime, Brad is continuing to train in Iowa at the main MFS (Miletich) camp, and occasionally doing seminars at his MFS affiliate school in Missouri. His current project is helping put together a promotion and guest refereeing at Cage Rage 3, scheduled for Saturday September 16 at the 3 Trails Expo Center in Kansas City, MO. If anyone is in the Kansas City area is interested, the website is www.kccagerage.com