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    Jacob Volkmann Says He Blacked Out, Had Seizure on Day Before WSOF 3 Win
    According to the lightweight, he was taking a nap prior to the WSOF 3 weigh-in when a knock at the door caused him to stir. Dehydrated from cutting weight, Volkmann arose and walked across the room to answer the door, only to soon find himself in a much different state.

    “The maid knocks on my door and keeps on knocking, and I [thought], ‘I’d better not get up too fast.’ So I got up and walked toward the door, and by the time I got my hand on the door, I blacked out,” Volkman told TJ De Santis during a Wednesday interview on “Beatdown” on the Sherdog Radio Network. “Next thing I remember, I was shaking on the floor, having seizures.”

    Volkmann, who defeated Lyle Beerbohm in a unanimous decision at the June 14 event, surmised that the large scratch on his back clearly visible during his bout came as the result of his fall the day prior.

    “I banged my head, and I must have hit my back on the door handle,” Volkmann said. “I didn’t tell anybody, because I didn’t want them to say I couldn’t fight because I just had a seizure. I had bills to pay, so I really didn’t have a choice.”

    Sherdog.com verified with Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer that Volkmann made no mention of the incident to the regulatory body ahead of his bout at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Volkmann, a licensed chiropractor in his home state of Minnesota, performed a self-assessment and felt he was no worse for wear.

    “Mentally and physically, I felt fine. I didn’t feel cloudy. I kind of did a self-analysis based on my medical background. I just wanted to make sure that my cognitive was there and my mental state was up to par,” said Volkmann. “I was mentally able to fight, still. The thing about chiropractic education is that the first two years are the same as an M.D.’s education. You just branch off after two years.

    “It was a byproduct of being dehydrated. I don’t think I need a CAT scan or [anything],” Volkmann continued. “There’s nothing cloudy. My memory is fine. I don’t feel sluggish at all. I’m good to go.”

    With the incident and his victory over Beerbohm now behind him, Volkmann hopes to return to the WSOF cage sooner rather than later.

    “Ideally, [I would fight again] in three months, but their August and September cards are full, at least that’s what [matchmaker] Ali [Aziz] told me,” said Volkmann. “So, hopefully [I’ll be back] in October. If somebody drops out, I’ll try to get a short-notice fight. I would love to get back in there in two months if I could, but we’ll see.”
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    I'm an epileptic, and I can say without a doubt that he was not 100% for his fight if this is true. If he was having a grand mal seizure he would have recovered mentally without problem but with the amount of energy that is expended, he would have still been sluggish for at least a day of two. In any case, he was probably ok to fight but he really should see a doctor before he fights again.

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    I wonder how often something like his happens to guys who cut large amounts of weight.

    I really wish some fighters didn't cut as much weight as they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beardown98 View Post
    I wonder how often something like his happens to guys who cut large amounts of weight.

    I really wish some fighters didn't cut as much weight as they do.
    Surprised we don;t here of it more often dehydrating yourself like these guys do is known to cause seizures like this more then a few stories out there of people playing sports and not hydrating only to have seizures at some point.

    Between weight cutting and brain injuries have to wonder what the quality of life will be like for these guys as they get older.

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    Volkmann says some of the dumbest shit in mma.
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    It wouldn't be to hard to limit the amount of weight they could cut with different practices, but it would shake up the div till things settled. Might even force a champion to move up a div.

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    I kind of did a self-analysis based on my medical background. I just wanted to make sure that my cognitive was there and my mental state was up to par.
    I had no idea he was a neurologist. Chiropractors are certainly not doctors.

    Basically, he had a seizure. Did not tell any medical personnel. And has decided that he doesn't need to go to the doc after a fight and a seizure.



    Wait... Volkmann has a maid and he says how poor he is?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    I had no idea he was a neurologist. Chiropractors are certainly not doctors.

    Basically, he had a seizure. Did not tell any medical personnel. And has decided that he doesn't need to go to the doc after a fight and a seizure.



    Wait... Volkmann has a maid and he says how poor he is?!
    Hotel maid one would have to assume.

    The issue I have is why is he even telling the press about this? What is he trying to gain from sharing this info?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher View Post
    The issue I have is why is he even telling the press about this? What is he trying to gain from sharing this info?
    What does a crying 5 year old seek?

    At this point I doubt the validity of his claims and his intentions.



    Shouldn't there be some sort of punishment for a commission finding out that a fighter lied to medical officials? There are innumerable punishments for fighters putting their health at risk.

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