Dominick Reyes on his injury: “I’m lucky to be alive right now”

Dominick Reyes sheds some light on his ongoing injury.

by Aryan Lakhani
Dominick Reyes on his injury: “I’m lucky to be alive right now”
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Dominic Reyes was about to make his UFC return after two years but failed to do so because of getting blood clots/deep vein thrombosis. Reyes was scheduled to fight Carlos Ulberg on 20th January, but that fight got cancelled because Carlos Ulberg pulled out.

Due to the ongoing injury, Dominic Reyes will take a few months to recover fully, and his much-awaited return will take place at a later date. Dominic Reyes is on a daunting losing streak; he last secured a win in 2019 against Chris Weidman, and ever since then, he has failed to get on the winning page.

The next chapter of his UFC career will most likely begin in the second half of the year, and it will be very interesting to see if he can make his way to the top again.

Dominic Reyes talks about his injury

In a recent interview with MiddleEasy, Dominic Reyes shed some light on his current injury and explained why he’s thankful to be alive.

“God puts us through some trials, and I’m having another hard go right now,” Reyes said, as quoted by “Me and Carlos were slated to fight January 20th. He pulled out, I don’t know why.

It’s an injury, obviously, but he’s not going to say what his injury is. And then a week later, I ended up getting blood clots. Deep vein thrombosis. So yeah, I’m out for a minute. I’m lucky to be alive right now, that’s always nice, we caught it early, so it didn’t become a pulmonary embolism, and thank God for that.

Which is kind of crazy because I got a massage. My leg was hurting, and I thought I pulled a muscle in my calf, so I got a massage, and that’s the worst thing you can ever do. I’m lucky I didn’t die on that massage table right there”.