Rodolfo Vieira was kicked out of a UFC 270 clash with Wellington Turman in January after brain tests detected what appeared to be an anomaly, but will continue to fight MMA following his latest health alert.
Vieira posted on his social media on Tuesday that he was at AdventHealth Orlando in Florida for a cerebral angiogram, which detects abnormalities such as arteriovenous malformations and aneurysms on the brain, and called it “the worst day ever.” difficult in my life”.
“After months of waiting, I just had the cerebral angiography I needed and everything went well,” Vieira wrote. “I’m just waiting in my room for the doctor to come and tell me what I really have and if I can continue to fight MMA. This is without a doubt the most difficult day of my life. Anyway either, I trust God and I know that he will do what is best for my life, as he always has.
According to relatives of the fighter, doctors have told Vieira that he will be able to resume his career.
One of the greatest to ever compete in jiu-jitsu and grappling, Vieira holds an 8-1 record in MMA that includes submission victories over Oskar Piechota and Saparbeg Safarov inside the octagon. Vieira bounced back from a loss to Anthony Hernandez by tapping Dustin Stoltzfus with a rear-end choke in July 2021.