Jessica Eye’s back injury caused her to do something she’s never had to do before. Eye pulled out of her Bellator 95 fight with Munah Holland, back in April, when she couldn’t continue through the pain.
“It was really devastating,” said Eye to MMA Weekly. “At the time I was physically hurt, I was emotionally hurt also because I felt like I was letting everybody down. It was a life lesson and everything happens for a reason and I’m excited to see what is going to come of it.”
Since then, Eye has been back to training two or three times a day. Her return is later today against Carina Damm.
Eye, who is 9-1, takes on a veteran of the sport. In the fight, Damm will look to get out of her 2-5 slump. She had over 10 consecutive wins before 2010.
The two are set for NAAFS from the Nautica Pavilion in Cleveland, OH.