- Pedro Munhoz shared a photo of the medical report of his eye injury after the no contest bout with Sean O’Malley
- The Brazilian detailed what went down after the fight was stopped due to eye pokes
Fans were left disappointed after the bantamweight bout between Sean O’Malley and Pedro Munhoz have been ruled no contest due to eye pokes. O’Malley immediately claimed that he was “dominating that fight” and Munhoz was already looking for a way out in his post-fight press conference.
Apparently, some fans also feel the same way and Munhoz felt the need to show some proof.
Proving doubters wrong
On Instagram, Munhoz posted the actual receipt of the medical report of his eye injury. While he did not elaborate what the report stated, it was quite evident that he’s trying to prove the doubters wrong.
MMA Junkie summarized the report and stated that the “erythromycin ophthalmic ointment” is an ointment used for treating eye infections. It also states that Munhoz was also treated with “fluorescein ophthalmic strip in both eyes” to detect corneal abrasions as well as “tetracaine ophthalmic solution” for his eyes to numb “before medical procedures.”
The report also noted that Munhoz will have a follow-up check-up for “abrasion of the right cornea and acute right eye pain.”
In a previous post, Munhoz, who has a completely shut eye, detailed what went down during and after the fight in an attempt to address the issue.
“I was poked in the eye in the first round but kept fighting, and was hit with a low blow shortly after,” Munhoz said in the video. “The fight restarted and we exchanged a few strikes. In the second round, that’s when I suffered another eye poke. I couldn’t see anything for 20 minutes. I was taken to the hospital and they used a special eyedrop that made my eye numb so they could open my eye.
“They did an exam and the medical report I have is that there’s a scratch in the cornea all the way around it. I couldn’t open my eye because of that and couldn’t see anything. The referee asked if I could see at all and the doctor decided to stop the fight. That’s what happened tonight.”
All told, it’s now up to the fans whether they will believe Munhoz or not. Until then, the only thing certain is that it was an unfortunate event for both Munhoz and O’Malley.