Former UFC Strawweight, Angela Magana, fell into a coma early Wednesday morning according to her coach. Magana, 35, needed emergency surgery after being diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome. 14 hours after the surgery, an official statement was released on Magana's social media pages:
Since the revelation of Angela's coma, it has been revealed that the cause was in fact a bad reaction to anaesthesia. This contrasts the idea of a poor surgery, as it was said to have gone successfully. According to her coach, Gabriel Lamastus, Magana's Aunt passed away due to anaesthesia. This led to a video being released moments before her surgery, stating her concerns.
''I feel like I'm not gonna wake up and die from this.''
Magana was scheduled to fight Kyra Batara at Combate 35: Reinas in Los Angeles, April 26. She also had plans to represent Puerta Rico in the Olympics for wrestling. At the moment, this has taken a backseat while the MMA community hopes to hear positive news.
Angela Magana's condition is said to have improved in a recent update from her family and friends. A text message has been sent from Lamastus to MMA Junkie, saying that ''she is moving her hands and toes, and blinking her eyes.'' This is promising news from the Magana camp.
See Lamastus' statement below:
The entire team at MMABurger wishes Angela a healthy recovery and success for the future. Prayers continue to be with her family and friends at this tough time.
Angela Magana is on the road to recovery as she starts to wake from her coma. This comes two days after the news broke of the Magana's condition. Gabriel Lamastus told MMA Junkie via text message that her family and friends are ''overjoyed'' with her progression as of late.