A routine pre-fight medical undertaken by UFC fighter Brian Foster prior to his April 30th bout at UFC 129 has led to the fighter being diagnosed with a brain hemorrhage.

According to his manager Marc Fiore an MRI scan revealed that a blood vessel in Foster’s brain was leaking, causing a brain hemorrhage.

Thankfully the hemorrhage is not believed to be serious at this stage, but it will require the 27 year-old to sit out at least the next six weeks before taking another scan.

That means he will be forced to pull out of his fight with Sean Peirson in Toronto, Canada later this month. Foster is currently on a two-fight winning streak in the UFC, taking his UFC record to 3-2 and 15-5 for his career overall.

Foster is not the first fighter to have an underlying problem revealed during a routine scan.  Welterweight star Thiago Alves went through a similar ordeal last year when a pre-fight scan uncovered a brain irregularity that required him to have brain surgery.

Luckily the operation was only minor and was concluded successfully, and Alves was able to continue his career without any lasting effects.

The hope now is that Foster has similar good fortune and we’d certainly like to wish him a speedy recovery.

He could certainly use some luck after enduring a tough time recently.  His manager revealed today that Foster had to have a testicle removed six weeks ago after having been kicked in the groin.

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