Correia Injures Eye In Training

On Wednesday, Bethe Correia  shared a message on Instagram stating a training accident forced her to undergo emergency surgery. Correia also revealed that she was expecting to fight Irene Aldana at a UFC show in January, though that fight had not been officially announced:


In the first place I want to thank @irene.aldana for agreeing to fight with me in January. I was very excited to go to war with a Mexican woman. Unfortunately, I had an accident, had to go through an emergency surgery and my return to the most famous octagon in the world will take few more months. I was so excited to show to the world my evolution and what I learned with my experiences in Thailand and in Texas, anyway … I’ll meet you in the first semester of 2018. Injuries are a part of a fighter’s life and it prepares us for tough battles and for the overcoming of adversity, making us psychologically stronger. I want to thank Dr. Remo Turchetti for the success of the treatment, making me fit and prepared for the next @ufc battles. . Primeiramente queria agradecer a Irene Aldana, por aceitar lutar comigo em janeiro, estava super animada em ir pra guerra com uma mexicana. Infelizmente tive um acidente, tendo que passar por uma cirugia de urgência e minha volta ao octógono mais famoso do mundo será adiado por uns meses a mais. Estava extremamente empolgada em mostrar ao mundo minha evolução e o que aprendi nos meus intercâmbios na Tailandia e no Texas, enfim… encontro vocês no primeiro semestre de 2018. Lesões faz parte da vida de lutador e serve para nos preparar para batalhas duras e com a superação nos deixa psicologicamente mais forte. Quero agradecer ao Dr. Remo Turchetti pelo sucesso no tratamento, me deixando apta para as próximas batalhas no UFC.

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Correia’s manager Wallid Ismail told MMA Fighting that Correia suffered an eye injury while training, and he does not expect her to resume preparations before the year is through.

Correia wrote in the Instagram post above, she hopes to be able to fight Aldana in “the first semester of 2018.” The former title contender’s last fight was a UFC Fight Night event on June 17 in Kallang, Singapore, losing to Holly Holm by third-round knockout.

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