Belal Muhammad's Vision Is Returning, More News | Social Media Roundup

After Belal Muhammad suffered a serious eye poke in his UFC Vegas 21 main event against Leon Edwards, he posts an update on his condition — this and more on today's social media roundup.

Belal Muhammad's Vision Is Returning

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Belal's biggest test to date was cut short when a devastating eye poke ending his first main event. In the second round, Leon Edward's landed an accidental eye poke that had Belal kneeling over screaming. Shortly after the fight was ruled as a no-contest with many fans seriously concerned for Belal's eye. At the time of the stoppage, Belal could not see a thing. Fortunately, he now says there is no permanent damage and that his vision is slowly returning.

While Leon Edwards is hoping for a title shot in the future, Belal is hoping to rematch Edwards as soon as he can.

Petr Yan Makes Fun Of Eryk Anders After An Illegal Knee Ends His Fight

Eryk Anders fight against Darren Stewart was called off after Anders landed an illegal knee. Of course, just a week prior a similar situation happened in the bantamweight title fight between Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling. Anders poked fun at Yan's illegal shot a week ago when he joked that Yan was using Pride rules. Yan made sure to rub salt in the situation by bringing up Ander's old tweet.

Daniel Cormier Defends "Biased Commentary" Claims Against Him From UFC 259

Many people had issues with the commentary from the UFC 259 main event where Jan Blachowitz defeated Israel Adesanya. Fans believed Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier were much too biased in Adesanya's favor. A fan tweeted DC about his thought on the "extremely biased" commentary and DC defended himself after he rewatched the event.

Darren Till Has An Interesting Idea For New UFC Gloves Amidst Eye Poke Controversy

Top-ranked Middleweight Darren Till is never one to shy away from sharing his opinions. The same can be said when an opportunity to joke presents itself. Darren took to Twitter to share his brilliant idea: kitchen mitts. Till himself is preparing for a return against rising Marvin Vettori in an April 10th main event on the ABC network.

Leon Edwards Shares Marvin Hagler Inspiration Prior To The Announcement Of His Passing

During UFC Vegas 21, headlined by Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad, It was announced that boxing legend Marvin Hagler had passed away. The last thing Edwards posted before heading to his fight was a classic picture of Hagler with a classic hat. Possibly a premonition of what was to come for Edwards return bout: War. ESPN's Ariel Helwani dived deeper into the connection between the two/

Aljamain Sterling Does Not Understand Why The UFC Has Not Changed The Glove Design

It seems that all anyone could talk about after UFC Vegas 21 was the eye poke in the main event and what should be done about it. Sterling says changing the glove design would be a huge improvement. Many fans noted that MMA coach Trevor Whitman has designed a glove with curved finger slots that significantly reduces the chance of a severe eye poke.

Henry Cejudo Exchanges Words With Boxer Canelo Alvarez

Henry Cejudo has made mention of boxing rising star Ryan Garcia, who is close friends with pound for pound king Canelo Alvarez. Cejudo posted an exchange between the two that remained friendly and playful. "I'm ready man, I'm ready. Someone's gotta bend the knee to triple C," Cejudo said while flexing.

Close Up Shot Reveals Just How Bad Eye Poke To Belal Muhammad Was

For anyone in doubt, a perfectly timed photo of the eye poke which ended Leon Edward's return to the Octagon shows just how serious the eye poke was. While Belal is now recovering, the fight was ruled a no-contest after Belal could not continue.

Estrada Vs Chocolatito 2 Delivers

For those who missed the DAZN boxing main event that coincided with UFC Vegas 21, the rematch of Juan Francisco Estrada vs Chocolatito Gonzalez 2 was chock full of action. Estrada won the competitive match by split decision, making their rivalry tied at one win apiece.

Lion Fight 64 Ends With A Tornado Kick Finish

Muay Thai promoter Lion Fight had an amazing finish to their most recent card. Steve Walker, the super cruiserweight champion, landed a must-see TKO against opponent Brian Collette. The finish occurred early on in the second minute of the first round.

Michael Chandler Drives a "Bentley, Drinks Dustin Poirier's Hot Sauce

The newest contender in the UFC's lightweight division, Michael Chandler, has had his share of fun joking about Dustin Poirier's hot sauce. On Instagram Chandler posted a video of himself in the world's smallest Bentley, drinking Dustin's Louisiana-style hot sauce, and listening to Fleetwood Mac.

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