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Joe Mesi's camp have finally admitted to the Nevada State Athletic Commission that the unbeaten heavyweight contender suffered bleeding on the brain in the wake of his brutal March 13 fight with Vassiliy Jirov in Las Vegas.
SecondsOut's Thomas Hauser broke the story after the fight and Mesi's career has been in limbo since Jirov knocked him down three times in the last two rounds of their 10 rounder.
Nevada officials have been asking for Mesi's MRI scan results since the fight, only for Mesi's camp to delay.
Those delays only fuelled rumours that Mesi has indeed suffered a career ending injury.
Now, the fighter's lawyer, Stuart Campbell, informed the Commission his client suffered "a small subdural haematoma" which has since completely dissipated.
A subdural haematoma is bleeding on the surface of the brain due to torn blood vessels. The NSAC prohibits fighters from competing if they have ever experienced a brain bleed, no matter how slight the injury or complete the recovery.