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Old 02-26-2009, 09:51 PM
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Default Rory Markham Fought Dan Hardy With Collapsed Lung

Miletich fighter Rory Markham had a pretty bad weight cut to get to 170, bad enough to cause organ damage.

Sam Sheridan says:

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“After the knock-out, he got x-rayed, and the Doc said "Can I X-ray your chest, it looks weird"?" and Rory said sure, and they said "You have a collapsed lung." He had to stay in London 2 days for observation, and I think he's got 120 day medical suspension.

“The only thing he said to me was "That was the worst weight cut I've ever done...I know what hell is like."

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I’m sure there’s going to be people out there saying that Markham is a real WARRIOR for getting into the cage in such a condition, but I just think he ****ed up his cut and that’s nothing to be impressed with. It only takes one dude cutting too hard and suffering a serious injury in the cage to set everything back ten years … if it doesn’t kill the sport outright.

And Zak Woods is skeptical:

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It is important to remember when these fighters describe an injury to take it with a grain of salt. They are not medical professionals nor are they describing the severity of the injury they are classifying. It's akin to saying, I have a broken toe, when the break is a small chip off the end, versus explaining, that I have a fractured third metatarsal which will require screws in order to set the bone to heal. It is in the specifics and description of an injury, not some medical term that is simply thrown out there, that we discover what type of damage has actually been done to a fighter.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:16 PM
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Do we have official word from a Dr?
I have seen people who collapse part of a lung and they can sometimes barely walk.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:23 PM
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I don't think it had a lot of bearing on the fight tbh

I hope Rory gets well soon... I hope his health insurance works in England.. That is going to be a huge bill if it doesn't.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:04 PM
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I hope Rory gets well soon... I hope his health insurance works in England.. That is going to be a huge bill if it doesn't.
Not to get all political or anything, but the UK, just like the rest of the modern world, has national health care... only in America do you have to pay an arm and a leg if anything happens to you arm or leg (pun intended, but failed)
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:50 PM
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Not to get all political or anything, but the UK, just like the rest of the modern world, has national health care... only in America do you have to pay an arm and a leg if anything happens to you arm or leg (pun intended, but failed)
huh?? is he not american though? i don't think he would get free health care in the UK unless he was a resident ... i know here in canada we have "free" health care, but if you are not a resident or don't have a health card, you have to pay ... UK must be really nice then if this is the case
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:30 PM
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huh?? is he not american though? i don't think he would get free health care in the UK unless he was a resident ... i know here in canada we have "free" health care, but if you are not a resident or don't have a health card, you have to pay ... UK must be really nice then if this is the case
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The National Health Service (NHS) was set up in 1948 to provide free healthcare for all the residents of the UK, including foreign immigrants.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:09 PM
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huh?? is he not american though? i don't think he would get free health care in the UK unless he was a resident ... i know here in canada we have "free" health care, but if you are not a resident or don't have a health card, you have to pay ... UK must be really nice then if this is the case
I guess that would be a question for Tyburn, or any other Brit.

But I know that before some Canadians (I actually have only heard this of older residents who come to Florida for a little golf and R&R, but it may be more common) come to America they take out an insurance policy so if they get injured in America they won't have to pay our (completely and utterly outragous) medical bills.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:57 PM
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I don't think it had a lot of bearing on the fight tbh

I hope Rory gets well soon... I hope his health insurance works in England.. That is going to be a huge bill if it doesn't.
actually our health service works differently and for that kind of emergency the likelihood is that I as a tax payer will foot that bill

cheers rory
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:23 PM
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I don't think it had a lot of bearing on the fight tbh

I hope Rory gets well soon... I hope his health insurance works in England.. That is going to be a huge bill if it doesn't.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:09 PM
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I don't think it had a lot of bearing on the fight tbh

I hope Rory gets well soon... I hope his health insurance works in England.. That is going to be a huge bill if it doesn't.
He doesnt need health insurance...in England Helath Care is considered a Basic Human Right...its taken as seriously as You and your firearms.

In England we have The National Health Service...so long as its not a dental issue he should be fine. Assuming he's entered the country in a leagal manner of course He'd almost certainly get his opporation free of charge, should he need one, plus whatever money for scans and xrays etc. He does that useing MY taxes hahahaha...but I dont mind.

We cant leave him dying on the Greenwich Peninsular because he cant bloody afford a treatment and cant breath until he gets one!!! Course he might have to share a ward with other patients, and the whole process of consultation might be slower...but I assure you he'll be alright...you think I have health insurance???? The only time I ever pay that is when I went to the United States hahahahahahaha

I cant even afford Contents Insurance. :'(
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