Cancer

GoFundMe launched for UFC/WEC veteran Javier Vazquez after colon cancer diagnosis

Former UFC and WEC fighter Javier Vazquez, 40, is in need of financial support after being diagnosed with colon cancer.

Vazquez (16-5 MMA, 1-0 UFC) last competed in MMA in June 2011, earning a unanimous-decision win over “The Ultimate Fighter 2” winner Joe Stevenson. The UFC, WEC, EliteXC and King of the Cage veteran recently underwent surgery to have a tumor removed and is now facing a regimen of chemotherapy.

One of Vazquez’s, friends recently launched a GoFundMe page to help raise money for medical care, establishing a goal of $35,000.

The exact details of Vazquez’s situation were revealed in the GoFundMe description.

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