On April 14, 2018 Chuck announced that he was coming out of retirement to fight Tito Ortiz, whom he beat twice in his career. Ortiz bested Chuck in their comeback. Recovering from all of these fights can be brutal as fighters have to recover from the training as well as the fight itself. Chuck does not have any serious health problems, but after 30 professional fights in UFC he has a couple of bruises that could use some tending to.
This entire journey has led Chuck to Medellin, Colombia where he went to the BioXcellerator stem cell clinic to receive treatment. Chuck received injections of mesenchymal stem cells during his treatment. This type of stem cell is perfect for an athlete like Chuck. The stem cells can differentiate into various types of cells, which will help the body repair the damage that Chuck has taken over years of fighting.
His treatment took place over the course of a week where he enjoyed Medellin and all of the culture and charm that it has. Chuck is hoping to reduce his joint swelling, prevent the onset of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), and extend longevity. There is a lot of evidence that stem cells can help Chuck reach his goals of reducing his joint swelling and extending the longevity of his career should he choose to fight again. This legendary UFC fighter will be seeing the results of his stem cell treatment for years to come.