12 Mar - 
Mickey Gall: 'I fought with failing kidneys' at UFC 235

A big knee to the body caused Mickey Gall to crumble, signaling the beginning of the end to his fight with Diego Sanchez, and now some light has been shed as to what might’ve contributed.

Gall suffered a second-round TKO loss to Sanchez 10 days ago at UFC 235 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It turns out Gall was suffering from much more prior to the fight but only realized it when he was hospitalized after his loss.

On Tuesday, Gall issued an update on his health and said he had been released from a Las Vegas hospital (via Instagram).

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I want to let u guys know I didn’t just “gas out” in there. Turns out I fought with failing kidneys and had Rhabdo. It zapped me. The fight turned out like shit. I’m so mad I told u guys to tune in so many times ��‍♂️� I’m out of the Vegas hospital I been at. Had a lil rest. Now I’m all better. No long term damage. Flying back to jersey today. I’ll be back in the octagon in the next few months. FOR REAL I’M ALL GOOD

Gall said he fought with failing kidneys, adding that he was diagnosed with “rhabdo” or rhabdomyolysis. According WebMD, “rhabdo” is “a serious syndrome due to a direct or indirect muscle injury. It results from the death of muscle fibers and release of their contents into the bloodstream. This can lead to serious complications such as kidney failure.”

Following the loss to Sanchez, Gall (5-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has dropped two of his last three fights after opening his professional career on a four-fight winning streak, which included three straight in the UFC.

For complete coverage of UFC 235, check out the UFC Events section of the site.