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Ricardo Lamas reveals he fought with a blood clot at UFC Fight Night 140 in Argentina

UFC 214 Ricardo Lamas vs. Jason Knight Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Ricardo Lamas picked up a much-needed victory last weekend (Sat., Nov. 17, 2018) after he defeated Darren Elkins via knockout at UFC Fight Night 140 in Buenos, Aires, Argentina (see it). But what “The Bully” didn’t know is that he was fighting a battle during the battle.

And he wasn’t even aware of it.

According to his most recent Instagram post, Lamas revealed that he developed a blood clot in his calf muscle which he originally though was nothing more than a pulled muscle until further tests revealed otherwise. Had the blood clot dislodged during the fight, things could've ended bad.

Thank you to my teams @mmamasters and @ufcgymnaperville thank you to family and my supporters. My first day Argentina I noticed that my left calf muscle felt tight and sore to the touch, I thought maybe it was a small muscle pull or something of that nature, but as the week went on it worsened. The day of the fight I had someone work on it to try and get the muscle to release and it was extremely painful. After getting it checked out by the doctors and having an ultrasound done on the muscle, it turns out I formed a blood clot in my calf muscle during the flight to Argentina from being seated in a tight area for so long. Things could’ve ended badly if the clot became dislodged during the fight. So I guess I also have to thank whoever was watching over me during the fight so I guess I can say I “fought wit a bloodclot

All is well that ends well.

His win over Elkins was his first since 2017, putting him back in the winners circle for the first time in last three outings. With newfound confidence and a clean bill of health, Lamas will look for back-to-back wins in hopes of making a run at the Featherweight title.

As far as his potential next opponent, we know a guy.

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