WEC Bantamweight, Will Ribeiro, in a coma after motorcycle accident

Will Ribeiro is hospitalized in a state of comatose in Rio De Janeiro following an early morning motorcycle accident on Tuesday.  The streets were reportedly slippery due to rain.

Ribeiro was riding as a passenger on the motorcycle, and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.  He was immediately rushed to a hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

“My assistant said that the doctor said for sure that he (Ribeiro) has lost sight in one of his eyes,” Soares said.  “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).”

Ribeiro most recently fought on the WEC 37 card where he lost to Brian Bowles via guillotine choke in the third round.

Will Ribeiro had a difficult childhood to say the least.  He lost his father at the age of two.  His mother passed away seven years ago, leaving Ribeiro to raise his 12-year-old sister.  He has supported her ever since.

2 thoughts on “WEC Bantamweight, Will Ribeiro, in a coma after motorcycle accident”

  1. He has a tragic family life with his parents and now he is struggling with his own tragic event. But, I ask myself all the time why there is no thought about using a helmet. I read about these horrible outcomes all the time, and too often it’s because there was not enough protection.

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