Final Fight Championship announced that Friday night’s FFC 34 event scheduled to take place at The Fight Dome at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas has been cancelled because of issues related to fighter medical exam results. The FFC 34 fight card included two kickboxing bouts.
The FFC press release included a statement by Dr. Nick Sadaghi of Athlete Advantage Medical in Las Vegas. According to Sadaghi, “It was determined by independent physicians conducting the exams for FFC as well as the Nevada State Athletic Commission that several fighters scheduled to compete on the November 9th fight card would not be able to compete due to abnormal MRA findings which identified small aneurysms in the brain.”
The fighters with abnormal MRA findings were given more testing that confirmed the aneurysms.
“For obvious reasons, these fighters could not be cleared to compete without proper medical workup. This includes consulting with a Neurosurgeon and an Interventional Radiologist. Some fighters may be cleared after this, but some may need a surgical procedure to correct the aneurysm before he or she can continue to fight in the future,” stated Sadaghi.
FFC promoter Orsat Zovko was “disappointed” that the entire card had to be cancelled.
““We must follow the strict rules and guidelines of the Nevada Athletic Commission, and we respect the decisions made by the medical community, because it is in the best interest of the fighters, and to protect their health is the ultimate goal,” he said.
FFC’s next scheduled event is FFC 35 which takes place on Friday November 16 at the Fight Dome. FFC events are broadcast nationally in the United States on the CBS Sports Network.