WEC Fighter Will Ribeiro In Coma Following Motorcycle Accident

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.”

“My assistant said that the doctor said for sure that he (Ribeiro) has lost sight in one of his eyes … He’s still in a coma. After surgery the doctor said there is a 50-50 shot that he will come out of it (survive).”

“He’s a very positive guy, very hard-working, a good person,” Soares said of Ribeiro. “He had had a very rough life. His mother passed away like seven years ago and he took over the care of his younger sister. He’s like a father-brother-mother to her … I’m still crushed right now.”

Ribeiro lost his last bout at WEC 36 to Brian Bowles by third round submission.

Comments

  1. Horrible news. Hopefully he can pull through. Best wishes to his family.

  2. that5 sucks he was a really good fighter i wish him te best of luck

  3. This really sucks man. This man is such an awesome fighter. I hope he gets through this and we can see him in the cage again.

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