Middleweight Alan Belcher underwent emergency surgery for a detached retina in his right eye last month, which forced him out of his main event scrap against Demian Maia at “UFC Fight Night 22” on September 15th. It appears the middleweight’s condition abruptly took a turn for the worse, as he went under the knife once again on Wednesday to correct the same problem.
As recently as this past Saturday, the 26-year-old appeared to be speeding down the road to recovery after tweeting he would be hosting a UFC 118 viewing party. However yesterday, Ashlee Belcher took to his Twitter account and alerted fans of her husband’s current health status:
This is @Ashleebelcher after a few autographs in the pre op area he got wheeled back but all who know him knows he didn’t mind one bit
We are home He is in a lot of pain though Next few weeks are really important He has to lay face down 🙁 thanks for prayers, @Ashleebelcher about
Thanks to our friend Mickey Smelser for bringing over your massage table for Alan to sleep face down on!
Several people have sent me @’s asking where they can send Alan a get well soon card to.gym address is 10322 gorenflo rd diberville ms 39340
On a funny note just heard Alan talking so I ran in there and said “what did u say baby?” he said “lights and insurance please and I gave them the expiration date” lol @ashleebelcher”
Since news broke regarding Belcher’s condition, several of his fighting friends have expressed their support and have encouraged the entire MMA community rally around the classy 185-pounder.
“Everybody please pray for my good friend Alan Belcher. Alan our thoughts & prayers are with you!!!” UFC lightweight Clay Guida posted.
“Praying for you bro!” fellow Octagon middleweight Jake Ellenberger wrote.
Everyone here at 5thRound.com would like to wish the entire Belcher Family nothing but the best.