UFC 159 had a run of some odd injuries. How are the fighters feeling now?
First up, Alan Belcher, whose eye gushed blood after Michael Bisping accidentally poked him. Belcher's career went on hiatus in 2010 and 2011 when he had to undergo emergency eye surgery to save his vision. The sight of a doctor checking out Belcher's vision was worrisome. Luckily, he just needed stitches on his eyelid.
I'm ok.. Just got back from e.r.8 stitches in eyelid. Disappointed. To my real supporters, I'm sorry, thank you once again.
— alan belcher(@alanbelcherufc) April 28, 2013
Bisping beat Belcher on Saturday, but is facing some medical issues of his own. He is suffering from nerve damage that requires surgery.
"I have stenosis, which is a trapped nerve that causes atrophy and numbness in my right arm,” Bisping said on Fuel TV after his fight at UFC 159. “It’s progressively getting worse and worse. I saw a surgeon about six weeks before this fight and they told me I needed surgery (but) there was no way I was going to pull out of this fight.”
He said that he will head home and sort everything out when he decides his next steps are.
Finally, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones' toe nearly tore off during his fight with Chael Sonnen. Doctors fixed it up, and here's his update:
Got my big toe back intact :) twitter.com/JonnyBones/sta…
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) April 28, 2013
Thankfully, bone is no longer sticking out of his body.