Alan Belcher recently suffered a detached retina in a war with Patrick Cote at UFC 113 leaving him hopefully temporarily blind in his right eye. Belcher tells Purefight.org that he had surgery to correct his vision, but there is no guarantees in the success, and has already been told he will not have 20/20 vision again. In the worst case scenario, Belcher says his vision does not improve and he will likely be unable to fight any longer.
Despite the severe eye damage, Belcher keeping in positive spirits saying he expects to get some vision back and start training again. Belcher explains that after seeing Silva vs Sonnen fight he feels he sees holes in both of their games and could defeat both fighters. Belcher had been on an excellent run in the UFC winning his last two against big names in the UFC. UFC president Dana White recently talked of Belcher ‘being in the mix’ for a title shot. We wish the best for Belcher and hope to see a speedy recovery.