For Alan Belcher, UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen will be an event he wants to forget about as soon as possible. Belcher was defeated by Michael Bisping, and sent to the hospital after receiving an eye poke.
Belcher, who previously had surgery for a detached retina, stated on Twitter that he only needed stitches to repair the cut above his eye.
“I’m ok….Just got back from e.r. 8 stitches in eyelid,” he wrote. “Disappointed. To my real supporters, I’m sorry, thank you once again.”
Belcher was never able to land the crushing blow he has become known for, as Bisping was awarded a technical decision in a fight he controlled.