UFC featherweight fighter Eddie Yagin has been hospitalized after suffering a brain injury during a sparring session at the weekend.

“He suffered it in sparring on Saturday,” Yagin’s manager Jason House tells MMA Fighting. “The injury was not the result of a certain strike or exchange. [He] came home, had a headache, started to vomit whatever liquids he drank and then decided to go to the ER the next day.”

While he’s since been diagnosed with brain swelling the good news is that at this stage doctor’s don’t feel it’s necessary for him to undergo surgery, though they are closely monitoring him.

Yagin is coming off the biggest win of his career in April, a split decision victory over former No.1 contender Mark Hominick, and had been scheduled to face Dennis Siver in the prelims of December’s ‘UFC On Fox 6’ event, though due to his injury that bout has now been cancelled.

At this stage it’s now clear when the 33 year-old would be given the green-light to compete again, but we’d certainly like to wish him a full and speedy recovery.

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