Corey Anderson has lately been going through a tough phase of his life and career both. He last fought in February but lost the fight against Jan Blachowicz in a number 1 contender’s fight. If he had won the fight, he could get a Light Heavyweight Championship opportunity. However, he lost by suffering a brutal first-round knockout to the Polish fighter.
That knockout has made his life very tough. He took to Facebook and detailed the horrific experience he had after the fight.
He wrote, “Ended up in the ER for 5 days running numerous of test and blood work to figure out what happened. I seen a long list of different doctors, all but one said it was do to major concussion and lack of water and food after hiking through the woods for hrs. 1 doctor would tell me it was my heart… that my heart had stopped beating and it could happen again but next time in a fight!! Instantly my wifes face change and my emotions as well. I become angry with doctors bc I was scared internally.”
Corey Anderson’s heart stopped
On Monday, he shared pictures of himself in a hospital bed with a severely swollen face. Anderson had a lingering concussion from his defeat to Blachowicz that caused him to collapse after a long hike.
“I seen a long list of different doctors, all but one said it was do to major concussion and lack of water and food after hiking through the woods for hrs.
“After my fight the commission/medics failed to do the proper after fight check up and I went back to living life as normal. And I paid a hefty price!!” says Corey Anderson
“This whirlwind 5 months have put ALOT of things into perspective and as a veteran fighter who in the past has just fought with reckless abandoned with no care for rest and mental health long as I can keep fighting.”
Anderson will now look forward to returning as a more determined fighter. After being criticized by Dana White over his approach and mentality, he will surely try to adapt a much safer style.
Among other tough parts, Corey Anderson has also been under fire by wins. After his win over Johnny Walker, he had done an aggressive post-demeanor which cost him lot. Besides that he has also gotten into a beef with Jon Jones as well by confronting him in a public gathering.
It will be probably a long time before Corey Anderson returns. It is being reported that he will take a rest for year and might return in late 2021.