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Joseph Zhou Arrested in Accident on 8 Freeway – Felony and Civil Action?

On November 20, 2022, police arrested a San Marcos man involved in a fatal DUI accident in El Centro, California, on Interstate 8. Let’s explore the details of the news with Ehline Law and our car crash personal injury attorneys.

Fatal Collision Between Kia Forte and 2022 Toyota Tacoma in El Centro Leaves One Dead and Two Injured

When he entered the center median, Joseph Zhou, a 24-year-old man, was driving his Toyota Tacoma westbound on 8 Freeway west of Mile Marker 20 at about 5:53 PM.

Slowly, Joseph Zhou transitioned to the eastbound lanes of the freeway, west of Dunaway Road, where he crashed into a Kia Forte driven by a woman.

Zhou Moved to Desert Regional Medical Center after Sustaining Major Injuries

According to the California Highway Patrol, the 20-year-old woman from Rahway, New Jersey, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene, while Zhou sustained major injuries. The firefighters requested an air ambulance to move Joseph Zhou to Desert Regional Medical Center for medical treatment.

Another passenger suffered minor injuries, and the emergency crew transported them to a nearby hospital.

Zhou Charged with Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated and Felony DUI, California Highway Patrol States

Following his treatment, the police arrested Zhou for driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

The medical examiner’s office has not released the woman’s name in the fatal accident on Interstate 8.

Is It a Felony, Driving under the Influence, in California?

Under California law, DUI can either be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on prior DUI history. The first three DUI charges are a misdemeanor.

However, DUI is a felony if:

  • The defendant has had four DUIs in the last ten years
  • The defendant has a previous felony DUI
  • The defendant drove under the influence, causing injury
  • The defendant was driving under the influence with a minor in the car.

Joseph Zhou, arrested in an accident on 8 Freeway, was charged with a felony DUI causing injury and vehicular manslaughter.

Can the Deceased Person’s Estate Pursue Compensation for the Death of Their Loved One in the El Centro DUI Accident?

Although the prosecutors will proceed with the criminal case against Zhou, the deceased person’s estate can also bring a civil action against the drunk driver to recover compensation.

Typically, the recoverable damages in a wrongful death suit include funeral and burial expenses, lost income, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.

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If you lost a loved one in an accident due to another’s fault, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation.

A civil action may not bring back your loved one, but it can hold the accountable party responsible and get you compensation to pay for the expenses.

Conor McGregor Accused of Attack – Compensation for Intentional Torts

There have been many domestic violence incidents involving UFC fighters, but this latest one is shocking as it involves a UFC fighter and a guest. Let’s explore the details of the news with Ehline Law and our personal injury attorneys.

Conor McGregor Accused of Attacking Woman on Private Yacht on His 34th Birthday Party

Recent allegations of a victim made headlines as the alleged victim claimed physical assault perpetrated by the legendary UFC champion Conor McGregor when McGregor celebrated his 34th birthday.

McGregor’s Representative Defends All the Accusations Made by the Guest on His Boat

According to ESPN, the unidentified woman was a guest on McGregor’s boat in Spain in 2022 when allegedly Conor threatened to drown her after punching her. Soon after the allegations surfaced, McGregor’s representative, Karen Kessler, denied all the accusations made by the alleged victim and stated that he remained steadfast in his denial. She said that after a police review six months ago, law enforcement authorities did not pursue the matter of the unnamed woman.

Conor McGregor Attacked Her on His Boat after Constant Humiliation, Victim Claims

The original news came in a Spanish publication, “Ultima Hora.” When translated, it reveals that the woman claims she knew Conor from a neighborhood in Dublin.

According to the victim, Conor invited her to his 34th birthday weekend party in Ibiza on his private yacht on July 17, 2022, where McGregor’s girlfriend, Dee Devlin, was also the guest of honor.

When Devlin was asleep, McGregor, the alleged victim, and two others stayed on the yacht’s deck late at night. According to the complaint, McGregor insulted her and continued to criticize her appearance.

The Majorca Daily Bulletin reported that the alleged incident happened when the victim called her friend to help her with the aggravating situation. However, it turned worse instantly, and McGregor’s attitude immediately changed.

The woman stated that McGregor suddenly became more aggressive than he usually is, kicking the woman in the naval and then proceeding to punch her in the face.

Victim Jumps off Conor McGregor’s Yacht to save Herself

The complaint doesn’t stop there, stating that McGregor degraded the alleged victim and threatened to drown her, forcing the woman to jump into the waters to escape the altercation. Eventually, the Red Cross boat was able to rescue the unnamed woman.

According to the report, the woman immediately filed a complaint of the alleged attack with the law enforcement authorities when she returned to Ireland, naming the police officials to substantiate her claim. The woman reported to the Irish police that she feared losing her life, which prompted her to leave the boat.

Talking about jumping into the water, what’s fishy about the whole incident is that the woman initially did not blame McGregor for the alleged assault. However, in the news report, she claims she was in a bikini and wanted to end the night and avoid further problems with the UFC star.

Not the First Time McGregor Was Accused of Attacking or Sexually Assaulting a Woman

The incident wouldn’t be the first time McGregor got slapped with assault allegations. Since 2019, McGregor has faced three sexual assault complaints.

Previous Lawsuit in France Dismissed

The Irish professional mixed martial artist, who lost a fight to Dustin Poirier, faced a lawsuit in 2020 in France. Still, due to a lack of evidence, the officials in the city of Bastia on the French Island of Corsica dismissed the complaint. Conor McGregor, accused of the attack, claimed victory after the suit’s dismissal.

McGregor Remains a Subject of a Lawsuit Filed in 2021

In January 2021, the Irish sports star faced a multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleging the UFC star sent a flirtatious text to the victim in 2018, leading to a McGregor’s driver picking her up and taking her to his hotel room where she thought there was a party.

Upon arrival, the complaint alleges that McGregor forced himself upon the woman, asking her to carry out “lewd” acts and eventually raping her. After the incident, the woman’s mother took her to a hospital where the sexual assault treatment unit examined her and determined bruising and abrasions. A month later, she filed a complaint with the police about the alleged rape.

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Assault and battery fall under intentional torts, and under personal injury law, injured victims may pursue a personal injury claim to recover damages. If you’ve been a victim of sexual assault, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation, as you may be able to seek compensation.

UFC’s Matt Hughes Years after Violent Train Brain Injuries

This article represents an example of Axonal shearing and the types of cases we help celebrities win in court. One of the greatest UFC fighters and fan favorites, Matt Hughes, became the target of media attention when TMZ Sports and other tabloids started reporting on his violent behavior following his serious train wreck accident. His alleged hostile actions towards his twin brother and his now-estranged wife accusing him of abusive behavior made headlines throughout 2018 and 2019. The gloves are off with his detractors, with some calling him a sociopath and others accusing him of public urination, skipping college classes, etc.

Matt Hughes Train Crash Update

GOAT Brain Injury Updates

Learn about the GOAT, his legal troubles, and his chances of full recovery. As a member of Ehline Law, a leading personal injury law firm in Los Angeles, California, we must shed light on various legal matters. We want to discuss with you and other motorists how injuries can alter a person’s life. Our attorneys understand the physical, mental, and financial toll serious brain injuries can have on an injured victim’s quality of life.

In this article, we will explore the rise of Matt Hughes and how his life crashed following his brain injury caused by a devastating train accident that nearly killed him. We will discuss his behavior following his accident and how it may be a long-term effect of his brain injury.

The UFC Hall of Famer’s Ladder to Success

In 1999, Hughes made his promotional debut by participating in UFC 22, winning against Valeri Ignatov after three rounds by a unanimous decision. Matt Hughes was just getting started in his MMA fighting career. Matt returned to UFC 26; this time, he faced Marcelo Aguiar, a Brazilian mixed martial artist. Hughes threw some really heavy elbows at Aguiar during the match, cutting him open in the fight. The doctors had to stop the battle around four minutes and 34 seconds into the first round to prevent any severe damage to Aguiar. Hughes had defeated Aguiar, and a silent message was sent to all the wrestlers looking to pick up a fight with him.

On December 16, 2000, Hughes participated in UFC 34 and had a rematch against Dennis Hallman, the fighter who had given Hughes his first-ever professional defeat. Adamant about vengeance, Hughes brutally slammed Dennis to the floor. However, a severe miscalculation during the move caused Hughes to end up in a submission. The fight lasted 20 seconds, and Hughes submitted to the armbar technique locked in by Dennis. This was another defeat Hughes had faced by the same man, but that wouldn’t stop Matt from securing his first-ever welterweight championship the following year.

Hughes Reign as the Welterweight Champion

Here are some highlights of Hughes’s wrestling matches and his reign as the welterweight champion:

  • In 2001, at UFC 34, Hughes delivered the most excellent slam in the history of MMA to Carlos Newton, rendering him unconscious and winning the match.
  • Hughes had to defend his championship against Hayato Sakurai in 2002 at UFC 36 and won the fight.
  • In 2002, Hughes fought against Carlos Newton in a rematch at UFC 38, and he won after an onslaught of ground and pound punches.
  • In 2002, Hughes faced Gill Castillo, an American mixed martial artist, at UFC 40. He dominated the wrestler and cut him open, forcing the referee to stop the fight and declare Hughes the winner.
  • In 2003, at UFC 42, Hughes took on Sean Shrek and was the first man ever to defeat Shrek.
  • In December 2003, Hughes fought with a former UFC welterweight champion, Frank Trigg. Frank became a victim of a rear chokehold and tapped out, resulting in Hughes winning the fight and receiving the “Tapout of the Night Submission” award.
  • At UFC 46 in 2004, Hughes lost his title for the first time after B.J. Penn got Hughes in a rear chokehold during the fourth minute of the first round, forcing Hughes to submit and lose his title.
  • At UFC 50 in 2004, Hughes faced Georges St-Pierre and completely dominated him, winning his title again.
  • Hughes faced Frank Trigg in an anticipated rematch during UFC 52 in April 2005, where the audience saw the most remarkable comeback in UFC history after Trigg submitted to Hughes.
  • In 2006, Hughes defeated Royce Gracie, a UFC Hall of Famer, by landing a couple of blows and quickly locking Gracie’s arm in a submission hold.
  • At UFC 63, Hughes defeated B.J. Penn and won against the only man who had beaten him so far.
  • At UFC 65, Hughes fought Georges St-Pierre and lost. He continued wrestling, but he was never the same after this match.
  • Hughes defeated Chris Lytle at UFC 68 in 2007.
  • Hughes verbally submitted to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 69 in 2007.
  • Hughes lost to Thiago Alves at UFC 85 in 2008.
  • Hughes won against Serra at UFC 98 in 2009.
  • Hughes defeated Renzo Gracie at UFC 112 in 2010.
  • Hughes made it to the Hall of Fame in 2010 and, during the same year, defeated Ricardo Almeida.
  • Hughes lost to B.J. Penn within 21 minutes of the fight at UFC 123 in 2010, his second loss to the American mixed martial artist.
  • Hughes lost to Josh Koscheck’s power punches at UFC 135 in 2011.

Of the 54 MMA matches Hughes participated in, he won 45 matches with just nine losses throughout his professional wrestling career. Hughes announced that he would be taking a break after his last UFC fight with Josh Koscheck, but in 2013, UFC announced Matt Hughes’ retirement, bringing an end to the legendary reign of arguably one of the best welterweight MMA fighters.

Life After Retirement

After retirement, Matt Hughes wrote an autobiography. He became a host on many TV shows, including Trophy Hunters TV, Uncaged with Matt Hughes, and The Takedown with Matt Hughes. Life seemed to work out just fine after Hughes retired from UFC until 2017, when he was involved in a devastating train accident. The perfect life that he had built started to crumble away slowly.

The Downhill of UFC Legend Matt Hughes: The Train Accident That Changed Everything

On June 16, 2017, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes got into a near-fatal train accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, causing his life to spiral downhill. On the morning of June 16, 2017, Matt Hughes was helping a farmer by taking diesel to his farm and filling up the farmer’s tractor. On his way back from Montgomery County, Matt Hughes tried to make it across the railroad track, but a train hit his pickup truck on the passenger side.

In his recent interviews, UFC legend Matt Hughes explained how the accident occurred. The GOAT UFC Hall of Famer stated that the bad angle of the track and the corn vegetation made it difficult to spot an oncoming train. He also said there were no railroad crossing signs or lights to warn drivers of an approaching train. Defense lawyers have been overly critical of his claims about the cause of the crash. But the plaintiff’s lawyers were on his team.

As emergency services arrived at the accident scene, his pickup truck was completely crushed from the passenger side. He had no apparent injuries or broken bones but was unconscious. Medics airlifted the UFC Hall of Famer to a hospital in Springfield, where doctors feared that he had a severe brain injury and had to put him in a medically induced coma for 19 days to protect his brain.

In an interview, Matt recalled that he had no recollection of the day of the accident. Whatever he knew about the accident came from the people with him during hospitalization. The force from the train accident was so severe that it tore away the axon from the brain.

Hughes was suffering from grade 3 diffuse axonal injury, one of the worst kinds of brain injuries, and no one was sure if he would ever wake up from the coma. From the MRI, it didn’t look like he was going to make it, with many doctors referring to his state as “locked-in syndrome” or “brain dead.”

Hughes woke up after 19 days in a coma, and the outlook for returning to everyday life looked grim. He had lost his motor skills and could not speak. The doctors started his physical therapy treatment and cognitive therapy to help Matt Hughes start all over. The UFC hall of Famer had to learn to walk and talk again.

After a year had passed following his brain injury accident, Hughes did not show any big improvements. He was taking small steps but wasn’t showing any significant improvement with his ongoing treatments. He recalled how his outlook on life had turned bleak and that he had lost faith. Hughes slowly spiraled into depression from his brain injury, which eventually took a toll on his family.

Suicidal Thoughts Following the Accident

Depression had taken over Hughes completely, and the former UFC fighter stated that he felt worthless at the time. He wanted to finish his life by committing suicide and ending all the pain. Although he may have lost his old life, he still had his fighting spirit, and he constantly fought the depression and went to the gym every day to better himself.

Allegations of Domestic Violence

His recovery from the train crash and depression was a miracle. Still, his life turned ugly soon after his wife, Audra Hughes, made serious allegations of domestic violence against the former UFC welterweight champion. This moment was extremely sad for Matt and all his fans out there.

The aftermath of his serious brain injury resulted in a lack of impulse control and violent outbursts, classic after-effects of a traumatic brain injury. Although the aftermath of the brain injury was unfortunate, what followed next was even sadder as the story started to make the rounds on national TV.

Audra Hughes approached the court in 2017 to get a restraining order stating that her husband’s violent outbursts seriously affected her and her children’s life. Audra said in court documents that Matt Hughes allegedly attacked and choked her multiple times. He had once hurt her in the shower and even threatened to shoot her dead.

During one incident, she claimed that Matt asked her for his pickup truck keys, which she had refused to give because of his brain injury. In response, Matt choked Audra and asked her to provide him with the code to the gun vault where he stored his guns. Upon refusing to give that, an angry Matt snapped and smashed her head in the shower against the shower wall.

In 2018, Audra took away Matt’s phone, alleging that he was communicating with multiple women, to which he told her, “I am going to f**king shoot you.” A few months later, following this incident, Audra alleges Matt hit her in front of her kids for accusing him of chatting up other women. When Audra claims that Audra refused to give Hughes his truck keys, he choked and smashed her head against the wall.

After reviewing the documents filed in court, the judge held some claims by Audra had merit and allowed restraining orders whereby the former MMA fighter must always stay 500 feet away from Audra and her two daughters.

Many sources allege that Audra filed for divorce from Matt because he liked to pick up arguments daily and was emotionally unstable. However, it has not yet been confirmed by any TMZ report, although he has not shared any pictures with Audra or the daughters on social media sites like Instagram in a long time.

Matt and His Dispute with His Twin Brother

In 2019, Matt had a dispute with his twin brother, Mark Hughes, where things turned more than a little sour. Mark filed a restraining order against Matt, stating that his brother had assaulted his 15-year-old son over a tractor issue. Mark said that his son was driving the family’s tractor, and when Matt saw that, he erupted in anger, rushed over there, and violently started shaking his nephew.

According to the documents filed in court, Mark came across the tractor completely soaked in gasoline and the ground around it a week later. He believed that Matt was trying to destroy the tractor. The court immediately granted a restraining order, ordering Matt to stay away from Mark and his family.

Did the Brain Injury Affect Matt Hughes’s Personality?

So far, no medical tests have been conducted to prove the personality change as witnessed by his incidents with his wife and twin brother, post-traumatic brain injury. However, that does not mean that the UFC legend Matt Hughes isn’t suffering from cognitive impairment or a personality change.

We introduced Matt’s UFC fights in this article to give an idea of what kind of a man he is. Matt was one of UFC’s beloved, and fans from around the world would go berzerk after Matt entered the ring with his entrance song “country boy can survive” blasting in the background.

When Matt entered the ring, he had one mission on his mind, and that was to win. His determination and dedication to being the best in the ring and among his fans made him a UFC favorite. However, unlike other UFC fighters after losing, he was far from a sore loser.

Although Matt had more wins than losses, he would treat his losses as a learning curve to improve. After every loss, he would congratulate his opponent on being a better fighter. His humble attitude in the UFC ring made him different from most fighters.

That said, Matt Serra went on an interview in early 2019 and ranted that Hughes was always nasty. Serra stated that the only side-effect of the accident was that it exposed Matt’s real personality, which he said was nasty. However, we should also not forget that Matt Hughes beat Matt Serra in a fight in 2003. But Hughes made an effort to strike a friendship that soon fell apart as Serra did not have a liking for Hughes’s “dry sense of humor.”

Personality Changes After a Brain Injury

It is common for personality changes to occur after a brain injury. Even a concussion can negatively affect the brain long after the brain heals. How an individual processes information after a post-brain injury also changes, affecting emotions.

After a brain injury, there are chances that a person will suffer from social anxiety, anger, mood swings, irritability, and other emotional changes. However, these symptoms only make the person seem different, but in reality, their personality remains intact but suppressed under all these emotional symptoms, making it challenging to handle.

Usually, mood changes do not last that long. Still, after an injury, there is a serious tendency that drags mood swings over a few days or even weeks, which is why many believe that the person is facing a personality change.

Why Is There a Perceived Personality Change after a Brain Injury?

Physiological changes and emotional changes following the changes in life post-injury are two primary sources from which personality changes originate.

The most basic concussions can alter the connection between neurons and blood vessels in the brain. Normal connection is often restored in most patients after a few weeks of concussion. However, in almost 30% of the cases, the altered link can produce undesirable long-term effects, leading to the brain inefficiently processing information.

Where the brain sustains an injury can affect an individual’s ability to evaluate emotional reactions, assess the situation around them, and respond accordingly. An injury damaging the connection between the cerebral cortex and the limbic system can cause disruptions in emotional responses that are not in sync with the current situation.

A brain injury can alter a person’s ability to process information and emotions, causing mood changes in many ways. However, these emotional disruptions do not last forever unless the person has irreversible brain damage.

What Are Some of the Post-Brain Injury Emotional Symptoms?

A brain injury can cause some parts of the brain to be hyperactive while others become hypoactive, causing the brain to work overtime to process information and register emotions. This makes it very easy for the person with the brain injury to feel overstimulated after coming into contact with noise, light, conversations, and even work.

Overstimulation can lead to many symptoms, such as anger and irritability, anxiety, depression, emotional irritability, impulsivity, and social struggles.

Anger and Irritability

The majority of the patients feel irritated quite quickly post-brain injuries which then results in anger. In 2019, Anthony Loubet, a deputy country lawyer in Utah, was a victim of a severe car accident when a semi-truck and a Dodge car caused a collision with his car, rendering Loubet unconscious.

After gaining consciousness, Loubet felt serious pain in his neck region, but the medical tests did not report any bleeding or internal damage. However, slowly, it became difficult for him to read, and he could not form his words properly during the conversation.

He went to the ER the second time, where the doctors diagnosed him with a concussion and asked him to rest at home for a couple of months. Loubet faced extreme mood changes during this period, especially when he exploded on his family members after failing to fix the broken ice maker.

It’s easy to overreact or react dramatically after a head injury, as the person is already dealing with a lot. To the brain, even minor incidences feel like major emergencies post-brain injury. Most people often have unresolved anger because they think they didn’t ask for the injury, thus contributing to confusion and frustration.


After a brain injury, a person may worry about the smallest things. If the person already had anxiety issues prior to the injury, it may get exacerbated after one. The person may experience sleepless nights, feeling on edge, and a rush of constant thoughts arising.


Depression is one of the most common symptoms following a brain injury, especially if one already has a history of depression. Recent studies point out a higher risk of suicidal thoughts, poor mental health, and self-harm after sustaining a brain injury. Evidence suggests that the suicide rate is twice as common among people with traumatic brain injuries than those without one.

Emotional Ability

It’s common to shed tears due to the grief from experiencing a traumatic brain injury—still, those sustaining a TBI cry over petty matters for no reason whatsoever. Emotional lability is when a person experiences crying or laughter without cause, especially during an inconvenient situation.

This state might be one of the ways a body copes with overstimulation, as the brain does not know how to react in any given situation.


Head injuries affect memory loss, brain control, and impulse control. Impulse control disorder causes a person to disregard societal norms by exhibiting adverse behavior or emotions. Impulsivity can occur for many reasons, and fortunately, it is treatable if the person knows the root issue.

Social Struggles

The majority of people, after a brain injury, struggle socially and then don’t find themselves interested in going out or conducting activities they used to enjoy before the injury. This may be because the individual cannot maintain conversations or are tired. It may also be because of the noise and lights, which cause overstimulation and frustration.

From reading the incidents with his twin brother and wife, Matt Hughes seems to be exhibiting frustration and depression. He even mentioned having suicidal thoughts after being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Perhaps he is experiencing the symptoms of a brain injury and is unintentionally hurting those around him.

Brain injuries can have serious, life-altering consequences. It’s not fair that the victim suffers while those responsible are off the hook. If you suffered a brain injury due to another’s negligence, contact us at +(833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation with our legal experts.


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Bellator MMA and Former UFC Star Dies at Age 38 from Undisclosed Illness

On November 13, 2022, Bellator MMA announced the death of the Ultimate Fighting Champion, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Let’s explore the details of the news with Ehline Law and our personal injury attorneys.

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson Dies at 38, Leaving Fans in a Shock Around the World

The Bellator family expressed grief on the sad demise of their comrade, MMA fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, after battling an undisclosed illness. Could this be the making of a sports injury lawsuit?

Rising to the #1 Challenger in the Light Heavyweight Division in UFC

Johnson’s fighting style and the one-punch strike became infamous in the mixed martial arts community. In his MMA career, he earned a 23-6 record (17 knockout victories); in the UFC, Johnson stood at 13-6.

In 2007, Johnson made his UFC debut by knocking out Chad Reiner in just 13 seconds. He fought as a welterweight, but because of weight misses, he fought as a light heavyweight and then heavyweight.

Anthony Johnson returned to the UFC in 2014, challenging Daniel Cormier and eyeing the vacant UFC light heavyweight title after bagging three wins. However, Cormier got him into a rear naked choke, forcing Johnson to tap out.

Johnson competed in three more fights securing victories after his loss to Cormier. He challenged Cormier in a UFC light heavyweight championship again, but he submitted again to the chokehold and lost his second title fight with Cormier.

Johnson Returned to Fighting by Knocking out José Augusto Azevedo in Bellator MMA

In 2017, Johnson retired from the UFC as UFC’s top-ranked light heavyweight. Fans thought his career was over, but Johnson returned to the Bellator cage four years after retirement.

Johnson fought Jose Augusto in 2021 and secured a knockout win in the first round. He was due to fight Vadim Nemkov in the semifinals, but his illness caused him to withdraw.

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson would swiftly move around and attempt to deliver his deadly infamous knockout punch when in the ring. Upon hearing the tragic news, Daniel Cormier expressed his grief and stated that although he would strike fear in people’s hearts, Anthony Johnson was a caring and loving human being.

Johnson’s Manager Provides a Sad Update on the UFC Vet

On October 28, 2022, Johnson’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, mentioned that the UFC vet continues to struggle with a debilitating illness. They did not mention further details about the disease.

Yahoo Sports mentioned how Johnson had non-Hodgkin lymphoma, cancer that begins in your lymphatic system after diagnosis in 2021, and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a severe systemic inflammatory syndrome that can be fatal. However, these reports are not yet confirmed.

History of Domestic Violence – Could It Be a Sign of the Illness?

In 2008, Johnson was convicted of domestic battery, and in 2014, Anthony Johnson’s history of domestic violence arose when his ex filed a police report. In 2019, he was again arrested for domestic battery after his then-girlfriend called the police in Boca Raton. NFL players have dealt with CTE, which explains the high suicide rate among many.

His time in the cage and repeated blows to the head could have contributed to his illness. There is a recent lawsuit filed by the widow of former USC football player Matthew Gee against the NCAA for causing the death of her husband.

It alleges that Gee’s behavior toward his family changed in the last ten years due to injuries sustained while playing for NCAA, leading to his death. Perhaps, Anthony Johnson’s death could be a similar case.

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About UFC Middleweight Dusko Todorovic’s Car Accident

Dusko Todorovic was hit by a car in July, and he even re-injured himself backstage prior to his UFC Vegas 44 fight off the makeshift warmup tatamis prior to his then next bout. So there were lots of setbacks.

What happened?

Dusko declared, “By the end of July, I got hit by a car. The guy ran over me when I was crossing, so he messed up my left leg pretty good.”

The champ also stated:

“I couldn’t, you know, use my foot the right way, so there were definitely lots of setbacks during this camp and difficulties, all regarding that injury. I didn’t want to talk with anyone about it. I didn’t let even my family know. Just my girl knew, so yeah, it was pretty crazy,” to prepare for a fight, especially after a month and a half ago, after car crash, Todorovic said.

This was before ever crossing gloves with his next sports opponent.

For the first time, after Dusko Todorovic’s match with Maki Pitolo, the UFC audience, and the world came to know about the Dusko Todorovic car accident case and how things occurred. Todorovic revealed how he had gotten hit by a car, and his injuries were still pretty fresh. He joined the UFC in 2009 as part of Dana White’s Contender Series.

Dusko Todorovic has fought five times with two losses since that time in these types of full-contact sports. This article will explore the events following the accident and how he came back at UFC 44. As impressive as it is, if you get involved in a car accident in California, do not do what Todorovic did. Always seek medical attention immediately and contact our injury attorneys for legal advice.

Todorovic and His Secret Accident

On July 1st, 2021, UFC warrior Dusko Todorovic suffered serious leg injuries. This was emotional, especially after a car running him down ruined his chances for a new win to happen due to his fresh wounds and swollen injuries, he related.

A month before the car hit, Todorovic was unsure whether he wanted to sign a contract for UFC Vegas 44 since he had lost a fight against Gregory Rodrigues. The UFC fighter believed he lacked the necessary training to compete at UFC Vegas. But he got pissed despite it not being a fight he entered for a chance at the title.

Soon after his loss in Las Vegas, the UFC fighter faced another setback in the form of a car accident. Dusko Todorovic’s left leg was seriously injured, and he decided not to inform anyone of the severe injury.

In a recent talk with MMA Junkie, when the interviewer asked Dusko Todorovic who knew about the accident, the 27-year-old UFC fighter responded:

“Not even my family.” The fighter told MMA Junkie that he kept the accident a secret from everyone except his girlfriend, stating that it was pretty crazy. At least, that was before Todorovic re-injured his leg during a makeshift warmup tatami. Not training correctly and not doing warmups means lots of setbacks right away.

UFC Vegas 44: Todorovic vs Maki Pitolo

On December 4th, 2021, Todorovic thrived as he was the only one aware of his gruesome injury at the venue. Just moments before the fight between Todorovic and Maki Pitolo, during warmups, Dusko Todorovic re-injured himself as his leg gave out, popped, and snapped pretty hard.

However, that was just one of his setbacks during this camp, and it didn’t stop Todorovic from putting up a fantastic performance in the Octagon. Todorovic says his want to stay active resulted in a TKO win for Todorovic. He delivered an onslaught of punches that weekend to the fallen Pitolo after his first-round TKO.

After the match, Todorovic finally revealed his secret car accident and the devastating injury he sustained from it. He shared a video capturing gruesome injuries from the accident with the media, stating that only his girl knew about the “secret” accident. For the first time, Dusko Todorovic shared how he was crossing the road when a guy ran over him, messing up his left leg. At the time, he was thinking about the call he would receive for a possible bout at UFC Vegas 44, Las Vegas, Nevada.

In his post-fight scrum, he also mentioned how mad he was. It was not a light injury. His left leg was still healing and popped during the warmups before the primary fight, but it wasn’t enough to steer him away from the win column. He recalled getting extremely angry about the situation (Dusko Todorovic made the flippant remark that he was “pissed” regarding that injury). Still, he pushed on to deliver an outstanding performance fighting inside the Octagon.

But the media came out after, stating:

“UFC fighter run down by car captures gruesome injuries on video.”

There were lots of setbacks after crashing. Dusko Todorovic stated that he would be the one making silly comments about UFC fighters and car accidents since it was a frequent occurrence. However, one should not take it lightly, as healing injuries from being struck in a

the accident is a painstakingly long process to do so while still training correctly, including proper warmups.

He mentioned how his left leg is still not fully healed, and he wanted to stay active but needed to focus on adequately healing his leg so he could bring on his A-game in the next fight. Reporters are watching these struggles, and so are MMA fans around the globe.

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