The champion League of mixed martial arts Bellator revealed a brain tumor

the Best fighter America’s leading promotion of mixed martial arts Bellatorв the Middleweight division, Rafael Lovato announced that it will be forced to vacate the championship belt. The reason was health issues, specifically the tumor formed in the brain vessels of the athlete.

Lovato told reporters that the last year and a half experiencing health problems. Examination before the fight with Gegard mousasi in June last year revealed caverns – a benign brain tumor, the newspaper reports Allboxing.Ru. The fighter said he had long felt some problem with his head.

“I felt that something is wrong. Doctor without any preparation immediately said: “Boy, you are your brain ever seen? You got something there. Look.” He showed me a picture of a brain with small balls. Looked not normal. After some time it became clear that this cavernoma,” said Raphael.

Lovato also confirmed that the League Bellator aware of his condition and helps to meet experts in different fields of medicine. He signed a contract for a rematch with Gegard mousasi, which was to be held last Saturday at Bellator 238, but the fight did not approve the Sports Commission of the state of California.

the fighter said: “I do not declare the official end of a career. I’m out for an indefinite period. Meet with doctors and gather information. I want to continue to fight. This is a rare disease. About him little information. And my status is uncertain, but I’ll do my best to come back.”