Geoff Neal was in hospital for a week with a health condition and claimed he almost died
UFC star Geoff Neal posted an update on his health and confirmed he was in hospital for a week.
The 29-year-old Welterweight is 13-2 in his MMA career and was on a seven-fight win streak with his last win coming over Mike Perry in 2019.
However, Neal hadn’t been in the news for a while and was expected to fight Neil Magny on 29 August.
Neal had to withdraw from this clash due to his health condition, and Robbie Lawler took up his place. The 29-year-old posted a lengthy update on social media and spoke about being hooked up to a dialysis machine before turning 30.
However, the UFC star was just happy to be back home and asked everyone to take care of their body. Neal further claimed this health issue came out of the blue but he was happy to be back home:
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These past few week have been crazy, and that's putting it lightly. It's really hard to try to find an eloquent way to say "I almost died." So screw it.. I almost died…. This really put alot of things into perspective for me. Never did I ever think I would be hooked up to a dialysis machine before my 30s. Everything was going well for me. Was training everyday, making money at work, just signed a contract for a huge fight, then BOOM, life hit me with a check hook. I'm just glad to be home after having to spend 1 week in the ICU. Stay healthy out there y'all and listen to your body at all times. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
UFC stars wish Neal the best
This news came as a bit of a shock to many UFC stars across the world. Many posted supportive messages to Neal and wanted him to come back stronger than ever:
Praying for you brother 🙏🏾
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 10, 2020
Blessings bro 🙏🏾
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) August 10, 2020
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) August 10, 2020
Welterweight rival and No.1 contender, Gilbert Burns, also wished Neal a quick recovery:
Wishing a speedy recovery 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/nBlQfJI9sH
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) August 10, 2020
Dan Ige also wished his “brother” well on Instagram while many UFC fans shared their support for the 29-year-old too.
Missing out on a fight is tough for any MMA artist, especially if it is due to an injury, but Neal can be considered a little lucky that he was able to deal with his health condition and return hope.
The 29-year-old was in excellent form before he had to be hospitalised, but he needs to take it easy before thinking of a return.
We wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully, get to see him at his best sooner rather than later.
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