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Ex-Bellator Champion Joe Soto May Be Forced To Retire Due To Injury

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Former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto is the latest fighter to suffer a severe eye injury as the likely result of active competition. The 23-year-old fighter is undergoing surgery today for a severely detached retina and now faces a long recovery process and uncertain future. The injury was discovered Wednesday and he was immediately scheduled for surgery, with a second surgery likely in one year.

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Post #1   9/30/10 3:35:29PM   

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Man I wish the best for these guys and hope they can return, soto and belcher.

Post #2   9/30/10 4:01:55PM   

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Post #3   9/30/10 6:34:04PM   

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Damn!

What a shame!

Post #4   9/30/10 7:39:51PM   

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Posted by DCRage

Former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Soto is the latest fighter to suffer a severe eye injury as the likely result of active competition. The 23-year-old fighter is undergoing surgery today for a severely detached retina and now faces a long recovery process and uncertain future. The injury was discovered Wednesday and he was immediately scheduled for surgery, with a second surgery likely in one year.

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The title is sorta misleading. Before reading the article I thought it meant that Soto was retiring from the sport for good. Best wishes to him.

Post #5   9/30/10 7:43:16PM   

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Maybe next time he wont showboat mid-fight.

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does anyone know exactly what fight/incident caused it?

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Most retina's detach on their own. I speak from experience. The injury is what starts it, but then they slowly detach. Mine didn't detach for about a month.

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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn

Most retina's detach on their own. I speak from experience. The injury is what starts it, but then they slowly detach. Mine didn't detach for about a month.



is it generally from head trauma? ie getting punched and kicked in the face?

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Posted by FastKnockout

The title is sorta misleading. Before reading the article I thought it meant that Soto was retiring from the sport for good. Best wishes to him.



What's misleading about it? That's exactly true - the injury could cause his permanent retirement from MMA.

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Most retina's detach on their own. I speak from experience. The injury is what starts it, but then they slowly detach. Mine didn't detach for about a month.



is it generally from head trauma? ie getting punched and kicked in the face?



Trauma to the eye itself. He could have also had bad eyes to begin with and the trauma could have moved it along, but generally it's trauma to the eye.

Post #11   10/1/10 6:11:41PM