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Alan Belcher’s Eye Isn’t Healing Well

(Belcher’s recovery from adetached retina isn’t going well, according to his wife.)

UFC middleweight Alan Belcher underwent a second surgery on his right eye Wednesday to repair a detached retina he thinks he suffered in training, and according to his wife, Ashlee, who sent out a few Twitter updates on "The Talent’s" day under the knife, his vision still isn’t where it should be.

Ashlee said that the next few weeks of healing are crucial in the prognosis of the injury.

According to WebMD, an injury like Belcher’s always results in at least some vision loss, but in most cases patients who undergo the necessary surgery immediately have a better chance of recovering the majority of their sight.

Alan, who was forced to pull out of a September 15 bout with Demian Maia, stated in an interview with PureFight that he didn’t realize the extent of his injury right away and may have exasperated the affliction by flying to and from Brazil to train. Because the fluid in the eye is pressurized, a microscopic retinal tear, that may have healed on its own could have worsened due to the altitude-induced pressure.

Get well soon wishes can be sent to belcher through his Twitter account or via snail mail at:

Alan Belcher 
c/o Remix MMA
10322 Gorenflo Road
Diberville, MS 39340

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Daddy_Lupo- September 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm
MMA is a hell of a sport.

Believe me I like it... but I wouldn't do it !
PERPATRAITOR- September 3, 2010 at 4:03 am
He was climbing up so fast!!! Get well soon Alan!!!
the heat 461- September 2, 2010 at 8:19 pm
looks bad my sister had the same thing and she had to wear an eye cover for a month she healed good luck Alan
TheArtof8Limbs- September 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm
You wouldnt like him when he's angry....
FightZen- September 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm
I met both Alan and Ashlee a couple of years back, right before the Herman fight. Truly awesome people... hope Alan gets back in the ring soon. Always fun to watch fight.
MoTropolis- September 2, 2010 at 3:23 pm
Atleast he has something to take the attention off that dreadful tattoo now tho.

I hope he makes a full recovery as well.
danomite- September 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm
how is it that I know more about retinal tears than the fucking dumb fucking Brazilian doctor who told him to hop on a plane back to the U.S. to get surgery?
sixthsense- September 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm
get well soon Alan.
J Akuma- September 2, 2010 at 12:35 pm
Sucks. He's a great fighter, and a great fighter to watch. Here's hoping he gets back to it soon.
agentsmith- September 2, 2010 at 11:50 am
Looks like he's got the rage virus... that's not good at all.
ksgbobo- September 2, 2010 at 11:35 am
Where can I get a picture of Ashlee?

***I found a picture (look on her twitter) she us uh, quite attractive***
GILL-uh-TEEN- September 2, 2010 at 11:16 am
I hope he's back choking babies soon...
BONGTAR- September 2, 2010 at 10:50 am
i SEE where this is going.......
RwilsonR- September 2, 2010 at 10:25 am
Good luck to Alan. Eye injuries like that are about the only thing that make me queezy in this sport.
Fried Taco- September 2, 2010 at 10:12 am
Marcus Davis can show him what a real eye injury looks like.
C-Bus Allstar- September 2, 2010 at 10:07 am
That eye seriously looks like one of the eyes on "Cuato" from Total Recall.

ScarTissue- September 2, 2010 at 9:58 am
I wish Allen and Johny all the best.
Onan- September 2, 2010 at 9:54 am

Anyway, I hope this isn't a career ending injury for the guy. Prayers are def with him and his family.
Viva Hate- September 2, 2010 at 9:48 am
Man, shit with they eyes sucks! Best of luck Alan,that is all.
Douchey McDoucherton- September 2, 2010 at 9:47 am
When did Belcher drop down to welterweight?