UFC bantamweight fighter Bethe Correia sustained an unfortunate injury during training and will not be able to compete against Irene Aldana in January. Her fight with Aldana was never officially announced by the UFC, and for now it looks like the former title contender will not be able to participate in training until 2018.
Correia took to social media today to announce that she underwent emergency surgery to repair her eye.
“In the first place I want to thank @irene.aldana for agreeing to fight with me in January. I was very excited to go to war with a Mexican woman. Unfortunately, I had an accident, had to go through an emergency surgery and my return to the most famous octagon in the world will take few more months. I was so excited to show to the world my evolution and what I learned with my experiences in Thailand and in Texas, anyway … I’ll meet you in the first semester of 2018. Injuries are a part of a fighter’s life and it prepares us for tough battles and for the overcoming of adversity, making us psychologically stronger.
I want to thank Dr. Remo Turchetti for the success of the treatment, making me fit and prepared for the next @ufc battles.”
Correria last competed at a UFC Fight Night event on June 17 in Kallang, Singapore, losing to Holly Holm by third-round knockout.