Former UFC Fighter Angela Magana, 35, In Coma After Emergency Neuro Surgery

UPDATE: Reports state that former UFC fighter Angela Magana has woken up from her coma. Magana remains at University Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico after emergency surgery for cauda equina syndrome, but is now responding to the treatment.
“Angela is responding to the treatment and is waking up!!!,” her coach Gabriel Lamastus said in a text message to “We are over joyed (sic). She has been in and out of it.”

ORIGINAL STORY: Angela Magana, a former UFC fighter, is currently in a coma. According to reports, the mixed martial artist underwent emergency surgery early Tuesday, April 16 at University Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico and doctors were unable to wake her. In a recent update posted on her social media accounts, it was reported that Magana remains unresponsive.
“About to be put in a gown and cap for surgery,” Magana wrote on social media before the situation turned south.
Her coaching staff then took to Twitter to provide further news.
“Message from Coaching Staff there have complications and they can not wake her up. They are trying many options we will keep you up to date. Thank you for the out pouring of concern and love,” the wrote. “Angela still unresponsive I will be here in the icu at hospital as nuero team works on this. Remeber lifs is so short and can change in a blink of an eye! We Love You Magaña.”
Magana, 35, reported herniated a disc while training.
That led to a nerve block and a neurological disorder known as cauda equina which required emergency neuro surgery.

“She’s in a coma, and we’re waiting to hear some positive news,” her coach, Gabriel Lamastus, told “The surgery went fine. The problem was anesthesia. It’s very rare that patients react bad to anesthesia, but it does happen, and I guess this is one of those rare cases. But I’m being positive. She’ll be fine, and she’ll wake up. She’s a fighter. I’m just staying positive.”

Magana, 11-10, is currently on a six-fight losing streak. She was released from the UFC following losses to Tecia Torres, Michelle Waterson, and Amanda Bobby Cooper. “Your Majesty” was scheduled to fight Kyra Batara at “Combate 35: Reinas” on April 26 in Los Angeles.
We wish Magana a full an speedy recovery.

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