Alan Belcher drops out of UFN 22 Main EventPosted on August 1, 2010, 01:25 PM by Daniel Cassidy
In a week that has already seen Phil Baroni and Thiago Silva pull olf their respective bouts, UFC can add another casualty to that list, in Alan Belcher. The Arkansas native has pulled out of his Ultimate Fight Night 22 bout against Damien Maia, due to having to undergo emergency surgery in his right eye.
Speaking via Twitter, Belcher said:
“While I was in brazil I started losing my vision in my right eye. I saw a dr that told me to go back to us immediately. My friend/surgeon from biloxi got me an emergency surgery scheduled in alabama now just trying to recover. No contact for 6 weeks. Sorry to my trainers. Sorry to ufc & demian Maia, I know he has been training specifically for me. Sorry to my fans as well. As long as I get released from dr I will try to make ufn 22 to see my fans and watch the fights.”
Belcher was last seen in action against Patrick Coté. He won the bout following a slam, and TKO'd his way to victory. Overall, Belcher is 16-6, and 7-4 inside the Octagon. He holds notable wins over Denis Kang and Jorge Santiago. As of yet, no opponent has been announced to replace him in the September 15th bout against Maia.