‘That was the scariest injury I’ve ever had in a fight’: Devin Powell details grisly eyeball injury - MMA - TheMacLife

‘That was the scariest injury I’ve ever had in a fight’: Devin Powell details grisly eyeball injury

Devin Powell has not had a great deal of luck with injuries in the UFC.

By John Balfe - 20 Nov 2018

Devin Powell was prepared for one type of fight at UFC Argentina last weekend, but he ended up with another one entirely.

The American fighter faced Jesus Pinedo last weekend in what he considered to be a must-win battle but that task became a whole lot more difficult due to an injury to his eye in the second round.

“So that the was scariest injury I’ve had in a fight,” he wrote on Instagram, along with a particular eye-watering picture of the injury.

Powell had his testicle ruptured earlier this year in a training incident with Joe Lauzon.

“In the middle of the second round I suffered a hematoma inside my eyeball. My whole right eye filled with blood (as you can see in the photo) making me completely blind in that eye all the way up until I left the hospital that night. No detached retinas, I am always doing a bit better and my foot isn’t broken even though it looks like a giant balloon.

 

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So that the was scariest injury I’ve had in a fight. In the middle of the second round I suffered a hematoma inside my eyeball. My whole right eye filled with blood (as you can see in the photo) making me completely blind in that eye all the way up until I left the hospital that night. No detached retinas, I am always doing a bit better and my foot isn’t broken even though it looks like a giant balloon. I am very frustrated with the outcome, we game planned for someone who comes straight forward very aggressively but I chased him for 15 minutes except for when I was on my back and he wouldn’t engage on the ground. All we can do is get better and find solutions for these stalling points. @ufc eager for the next one. Let’s go.

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“I am very frustrated with the outcome, we game planned for someone who comes straight forward very aggressively but I chased him for 15 minutes except for when I was on my back and he wouldn’t engage on the ground. All we can do is get better and find solutions for these stalling points. @ufc eager for the next one. Let’s go.”

Powell lost the fight by unanimous decision, moving his professional ledger to 9-4 (1-3 UFC), though even despite the injury he never relented in his attacks of Pinedo.

 

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