Christian Lohsen, an American MMA fighter has had one of his testicles removed following an injury he sustained in training.
Sharing the sad news on Instagram alongside a photo of himself on his hospital bed, the MMA fighter wrote: ‘So last night was tough… in a training accident I got my left testicle ruptured by a knee which led to it getting surgically removed.
‘Thank you to everyone last night that helped me get to the hospital. I’m fine home resting, surgery went well. Doc said I won’t lose testosterone or ability to have kids from this.
‘If I lose the other one however, it’s a different story, so from now on, if you hit me in my last testicle, we aren’t friends… lol #NoNutNovember #OneBallWonder #MMAIsADangerousGame #TookNoNutNovemberWayTooFar’.
Former UFC fighter Mike Perry responded: ‘Oh my gosh man. Your sacrifices will be rewarded. They have to be.’
Another former UFC competitor, Ben Saunders, wrote: ‘Dude, sending you positivity in abundance’.
In response to the well-wishers after he had shared the news, Lohsen wrote: ‘First and foremost, I want to thank everyone for your well wishes.
‘100,000/10 do not recommend for anyone to go through that… but since I’m stuck on the couch while recovering, I’ve found it crazy how many articles/comments/forums I’ve seen about what happened.
‘I’ve seen support from people I don’t remotely know and I’ve also seen a ton of good jokes that have given me a good, much-needed laugh today.
‘Thank you to everyone that’s sending good vibes! I will recover and be back! I’ve got great friends and family supporting me and the perfect wife @meglohsen taking care of anything and everything I’ve needed. #thankyou #keepthejokescoming #1Nut2NutsDoesntMatterIWillBeAChampion #2022PFLChamp’.
Lohsen’s last bout saw him defeat Jonas Flok in a lightweight contest by unanimous decision in Florida.