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Stefan Struve: Retirement Is Not An Option From Heart Issue

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve continues to prepare for a return to the Octagon, while hearing from others that he is finished fighting.

Struve, just 25 years old, recently confirmed that he has a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. He is treating the issue, and feels his fighting career will continue in the future.

“I DON’T consider retirement as an option,” Struve wrote on his official Facebook page. “It’s possible 2 come back from this & I’m gonna go for that & make it work! Just so you know.”

Struve (25-6) had his four-fight win streak snapped by Mark Hunt earlier this year. All four of those victories came via stoppage, including two TKOs and two submission wins.