"I was devastated... I was just completely in shock. This is who I am. This is what I do. It defines who I am as a person."
"They said, ‘Yep, your retina is re-detached," said The Count. "Obviously I couldn't believe it. They said we need to operate ASAP. And I said, ‘Well I'm still fighting in four weeks, so you can't operate. Simple as that.' They said, 'You can't do that. You'll go blind.' I said, ‘I've got to fight in four weeks. Thousands of people have bought tickets, they're expecting me there.'""To everyone involved in the fight, I whole heartedly apologize."