Ricardo Lamas Reveals He Had A Blood Clot In His Leg During Elkins Fight

By Nathan Zur Nov 22, 2018
Ricardo Lamas is back in the win column after defeating Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 140 to end the first losing streak of his career. Now, it turns out that “The Bully” has one more reason to feel relieved.

The 36 year-old Chicagoan revealed on Instagram that he developed a blood clot in his leg during the flight over to South America and actually fought through it to claim the third round TKO over Elkins.

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Thank you to my teams @mmamasters and @ufcgymnaperville thank you to family and my supporters. My first day Argentina I noticed that my left calf muscle felt tight and sore to the touch, I thought maybe it was a small muscle pull or something of that nature, but as the week went on it worsened. The day of the fight I had someone work on it to try and get the muscle to release and it was extremely painful. After getting it checked out by the doctors and having an ultrasound done on the muscle, it turns out I formed a blood clot in my calf muscle during the flight to Argentina from being seated in a tight area for so long. Things could’ve ended badly if the clot became dislodged during the fight. So I guess I also have to thank whoever was watching over me during the fight so I guess I can say I “fought wit a bloodclot blood clot!” (Rasta voice) #ufc #mma #training #boxing #muaythai #capoeira #wrestling #jiujitsu #ufcgymnaperville #ufcgym #weareufcgym #traindifferent #thebully #bullylife

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“Thank you to my teams [MMA Masters] and [UFC Gym Naperville] thank you to family and my supporters. My first day Argentina I noticed that my left calf muscle felt tight and sore to the touch, I thought maybe it was a small muscle pull or something of that nature, but as the week went on it worsened. The day of the fight I had someone work on it to try and get the muscle to release and it was extremely painful. After getting it checked out by the doctors and having an ultrasound done on the muscle, it turns out I formed a blood clot in my calf muscle during the flight to Argentina from being seated in a tight area for so long. Things could’ve ended badly if the clot became dislodged during the fight. So I guess I also have to thank whoever was watching over me during the fight. So I guess I can say I ‘fought wit a bloodclot blood clot!’ (Rasta voice).”

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