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Matt Mitrione to have remaining kidney stones removed that 'cost Bellator MMA millions of dollars'

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Matt Mitrione isn’t out of the woods just yet.

Even though "Meathead" passed a kidney stone that forced him out of his scheduled Heavyweight showdown against Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 172 last weekend (Sat., Feb. 18, 2017) in San Jose, Calif. (details), he still has a few unwanted guests lingering around in his right kidney. Six or seven, according to Mitrione, who revealed on a recent edition of "The MMA Hour" that he is set to undergo a procedure this Wednesday (Feb. 22, 2017) to have them removed.

"I have six or seven stones in my right kidney right now, and I don’t have any in my left. I don’t know what that’s the case. I’m going to the doctor on Wednesday, a surgeon named Dr. Amy Krambeck in Indianapolis," said Mitrione, who revealed he came across the surgeon who will conduct the procedure by accident as he was filtering through all the hateful messages he was getting on social media.

"As much as I despise social media, especially after a situation like this where everyone is calling me a pussy and that I’m such a punk, coward; I was scrolling through it and a doctor name Bodo Knudsen wrote me to tell me there was one of the best kidney stone specialists in the world in Indianapolis," he added. "I followed him, he got back to me and he ends up being an endourologist in Ohio State University and he got me in touch with her, she calls me up today and I’m having surgery on Wednesday. They were like, ‘Look, this is a big deal and we’re going to take care of it.’"

When asked how exactly the surgeon would "get in there," Mitrione left little to the imagination. "Straight through my pee hole, buddy."


For Mitrione, the procedure isn’t simply to remove the remaining ones he has left, but to ensure that he never has to go through the painful ordeal ever again, as the stones will be broken up via a laser, scooped out and then sent to a lab to be tested to find the root of the problem.

Once he’s ready and able, he still wants to throw hands against Fedor and give fight fans the contest they deserve.

"This kidney stone that came out of nowhere cost Bellator millions of dollars, it cost the fight world an incredible fight that I believe that everybody wanted to see, excited about and really hyped," added Mitrione. "I owe the fans a fight, I owe Fedor a fight, Fedor and I owe the fans a fight and I am going to get it taken care of, and it sucks that I am going to have a medal rod stuffed in me pee hole to get this thing taken care of so it never happens again, but I can at least eliminate this from any concern that will ever come up again."

According to Mitrione, he will be out during the procedure, but will have a catheter hooked up to him from anywhere between two and 10 days. On the bright side, it is an outpatient procedure, so "Meathead" won’t be laid up in the hospital for recovery.

It's the small things.

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