Here's what was going on with Dan on Dec 31st . . .
At 1:30 AM the morning of the fight he woke up incredibly sick and threw up most of the night. All he could do was lay there and was not able to eat or drink anything.
We arrived at the arena around 2:00 PM. The Pride doctors measured his temperature at 104 degrees and they kept an IV in him until his fight.
There was supposed to be a 15 minute intermission before Dan's fight but it was cancelled. Unfortunately no one told us and Dan was only able to warm-up for 1 minute.
He walked into the fight with as sick as I've ever seen him with no warm-up at all. There are few athletes in the world who are like Dan. His toughness is second to none.