How to survive double brain surgery and still get punched in the head for a living
By Shaun Al-Shatti @shaunalshatti on Feb 27, 2015, MMA Fighting
Let’s get this out of the way upfront: mixed martial arts saved Tim Williams’ life, though not in the cliché way you’d expect. The love of sport didn’t rescue Williams from the throes of a needle. Beelzebub wasn’t scurried off by some supreme revelation on the mat. Instead, the heroics fell to something much more banal. A simple CT scan, required by New Jersey state law before Williams’ pro debut against an untested northeastern kid named Chris Weidman, the kind of procedure that’s more chore than errand until the one-in-a-million time it matters most.
But then again, Williams has always been a one-in-a-million type guy.
“The CT scan showed up that I had a brain aneurysm,” Williams says. “So the fight was off and I had to go get surgery for my brain aneurysm.”
In a way, it’s a curious irony that of all the second chances Williams had the fortune of receiving in his life, the one he now wants the most is also the most elusive — the shot at lacing up those UFC gloves for real that’s generally extended to most TUF alumni as a courtesy for shacking up with 16 smelly dudes for six weeks. But Williams is close, he believes, and on Saturday he’ll defend his middleweight title at CFFC 46 on GFL.tv.
Full Story – http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/2/27/8117977/how-to-survive-double-brain-surgery-and-still-get-punched-in-the-head
Order Event – http://www.gfl.tv/event/Fight/MMA/CFFC-46/2771