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Texas Fighter Fights Through Critical Condition, Is Released From Hospital

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Sam Vasquez was discharged Monday from Houston’s Saint Joseph Medical Center more than a month after he was admitted following a mixed martial arts fight, has learned.

The 35-year-old fighter was rushed to the hospital after being stopped in the third round of his featherweight fight against San Antonio’s Vince Libardi on a Renegades Extreme Fighting card at the Toyota Center in Houston.

After taking rapid combinations and a hard right punch to the chin, Vasquez dropped. The referee allowed Vasquez to stand again, but he collapsed and the bout was called.

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