Chael Sonnenâ€™s main coach Scott McQuarry has been hospitalised following a minor stroke at his Team Quest facility late last night.
McQuarry suffered a â€śminor stroke or seizureâ€ť and was taken to the intensive care unit of the local hospital, according to Team Quest Tualatin.
â€śScott had a minor stroke or seizure tonight at the gym, he's in ICU resting right now, should know more tomorrow, but as we know Scott if one bad mofo so we expect a full recovery. But we're keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers,â€ť a post on the facilityâ€™s official Facebook page read.
McQuarry only took over as Sonnenâ€™s head coach in fairly recent times, with his influence first showing in the Brian Stann fight. In that fight Sonnen showed a more aggressive attitude towards submission-hunting and he finished with an arm-triangle win.
His main background is in judo but McQuarry also has a good Muay Thai game and has worked with Sonnen in that sphere as well. With Sonnen having a career-crucial rematch with middleweight champion Anderson Silva in July, McQuarryâ€™s ailment could not have come at a worse time.
If it is determined to be a minor stroke - a Transient Ischaemic Attack in medical parlance - the results are double-edged. On the one hand these rarely do any lasting damage and recovery is very quick, a matter of days at most. On the other, they are taken to indicate that the risk of a full stroke in future is very high.