Stefan Struve was hit with some life-altering news recently, as doctors found that he has an enlarged heart and leaking aortic valve.

Most quickly wrote off Struve as far as continuing with an MMA career, but the 25-year-old isn’t so quick to pass judgment on himself.

“I DON’T consider retirement as an option,” Struve wrote recently on his official Facebook page. “It’s possible 2 come back from this & I’m gonna go for that & make it work! Just so you know.”

Struve has a career record of 25-6, including a 4-1 mark in his last five. A loss to Mark Hunt earlier this year snapped his four-fight win streak – all of which came via finish.