UFC Quick Quote: Phillipe Nover will find out what's wrong and come back to fight

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"I'll start off by saying there's nothing to worry about at this time. My health is great. I feel incredible and I am in peak tip top shape. My weight cut was only about 8 or 9 pounds overall. I dieted as usual for the cut. The weigh-ins were great. I felt good and healthy the whole time here in Oklahoma. Fight day I woke up and ate as usual and again felt fine. I was in the convention center back stage with my corner. All of a sudden I told my trainer Ralph that I wasn't feeling too good. I told him I'm going to sit down and I took my headphones off. That's the last thing I remember until waking up on the floor. Apparently my body stiffened up and I lost consciousness. At that point the Oklahoma commission's doctors came over and asked me a bunch of questions. Next thing I was interview by a few EMTs and the doctors called fight off. I really can't explain what went wrong. I wound up going to the ER here and the doctor said everything is normal blood, urine, and CT of my head. The only thing abnormal is my blood sugar being high. But that could be from eating so much in the last 24 hrs after the weigh-ins. I was so devastated I couldn't fight that I broke out in tears. But the fact of the matter is I should take care of this problem and see what's wrong with me so it will never happen again. My health is my only concern. I know I'll be back to fight. I'm still looking forward to the fight with Stout. I have to see what's wrong with me first and I'll be back on the road for the next one. Thanks for all your support. I'll keep you all posted."

-- The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season eight standout Phillipe Nover provides a health update via his official blog after suffering what was initially reported as a seizure at UFC Fight Night 19 on Sept. 16. While he currently feels 100-percent, the Filipino still has no answers for his mysterious blackout that forced the cancellation of his undercard bout against Sam Stout. The former Brooklyn nurse is no stranger to losing consciousness -- he lost his legs on the first episode of the Spike TV reality show last year and while he got a fair share of ribbing what was attributed to "nerves," it's hard not to speculate if something else is afoot on the heels of Wednesday's incident.

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