The 36-year-old Rafael Lovato Jr. has not fought since winning against Gegard Musashi to win the Bellator Middleweight Title in June 2019.
He recently struggled with fees he often didn’t need brain scans, so he was 10-0 as a pro who discovered that he had problems he didn’t notice. But when he needed one for the battle of Musashi, it was when he realized something was wrong.
Rafael Lovato Jr. Said,’ I could feel something going on’ on the “JRE MMA Show” podcast. The radiologist has ‘seen the brain’ and there are a few things you need to see without cold or easy or calm.
He shows me to the screen by pointing out what the little ball looked like. Instead of a normal scan, something seemed to be wrong. But I don’t know, like shades of discoloration. You will find that it is not normal.
I didn’t even know what it was then.”When I come back, he tells me that he studies and thinks I have a disease called caveman,” Rafael Lovato Jr continued.
Rafael Lovato Jr. says after talking to a doctor, he discovered that a rare brain condition is hereditary and not life-threatening.
However, he has a problem and it is said that the middleweight champion is not allowed to fight in Europe.”It’s very solid that I shouldn’t keep fighting,” Lovato said. And in the future, I will not be approved again in Europe. At this point, Europe is no.
Rafael Lovato Jr. is not authorized to fight in Europe, so he is not sure of his future fighting in North America. So the middleweight champion says his career is paused because he doesn’t know when he can return to the cage.
“I’m not officially retired. “I’m on the sideline indefinitely now,” Lovato said. Obviously I want to keep fighting. I still hope I can continue to see more doctors and gain more knowledge.
Together with Rafael Lovato Jr., he was indefinite if Verator stripped him and decided to fight for the vacant title he could see.