The World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) is reporting that one of its own, WEC bantamweight fighter Will Ribeiro was involved in a life threatening motorcycle accident in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
According to manager Ed Soares, “Ribeiro was riding as a passenger on the motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet. The street they were riding on was slick due to rain. Ribeiro was rushed to a local hospital and underwent emergency surgery.”
â€œMy assistant said that the doctor said for sure that he (Ribeiro) has lost sight in one of his eyes … Heâ€™s still in a coma. After surgery the doctor said there is a 50-50 shot that he will come out of it (survive).â€
â€œHeâ€™s a very positive guy, very hard-working, a good person,â€ Soares said of Ribeiro. â€œHe had had a very rough life. His mother passed away like seven years ago and he took over the care of his younger sister. Heâ€™s like a father-brother-mother to her â€¦ Iâ€™m still crushed right now.â€