Former UFC fighter and current member of the Combate America’s roster, Angela Magana made her first statement on Friday, one day coming out of a coma.
Magana entered University Hospital in Puerto Rico this week to undergo emergency surgery due to cuad equina syndrome due to a herniated disc.
Following the surgery on Tuesday evening, Magana suffered adverse effects from anesthesia, forcing her into a coma.
Two days later, Magana was reported to have slowly come to, being able to move and eventually woke up on Thursday afternoon.
“Hi, guys, I’m awake,” a dazed looking Magana said in a message to her fans released on Friday. “I still feel very tired. Like, I can barely open my eyes. But thank you, everybody, for thinking about me. I feel like I’m a very rich woman because I have a lot of time.”
”Look what happened,” she continued. “I almost lost all my time. But to take time to wish somebody well, what do we do with time? We make money. So time’s more valuable than money. So, thank you to everybody who took the time to wish me well. I’m going to make a full recovery.”
”The problem was just the anesthesia. The disc procedure and cauda equina stuff was better than they thought. The surgery was great, it was just the anesthesia. I’m going to get better, and I’ll be fighting again soon. Nothing will stop me, man. And Combate Americas has been so good to me. Thank you.”
Magana’s injury issues came about as she was training for a Combate Americas event on April 26th, and was doing everything with in her power to push through and fight that night. Now, it seems Magana will be pulled from the card, and hopefully return later in 2019.
Quotes Transcribed by MMA Mania