UFC News: Jessica Eye Says She Suffered Major Health Issues in Her Previous Two Fights

Published 01/12/2021, 8:37 AM EST


UFC 257 will be the first PPV of 2021. The UFC has spared no efforts in making sure that the first PPV of the year is stacked, to say the least, with the main event having Conor McGregor take on Dustin Poirier. While that fight does steal all the attention, there are multiple fights on the card that MMA fans should keep an eye out for. Jessica Eye vs Joanne Calderwood is one such fight. 

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Eye and Calderwood are tanked sixth and seventh in the women’s flyweight division, respectively. Both women have succumbed to a loss in their last outing and will be hoping to bounce back to the win column with a win at UFC 257. 

Read: Joanne Calderwood wants to destroy Jessica Eye’s face at UFC 257 

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Jessica Eye details health issues faced in her previous fights 

‘Evil’ had been receiving a lot of criticism from both the fans and the media for her last two fights. The fact that she missed weight for both fights did not sit well with the critics. 


Eye revealed that she had her gallbladder was functioning only at nine percent and had to be removed. While speaking on the issue she said, “Most people get theirs removed at 50 percent function, just normal. I was at nine percent. It was almost fully dead and poisoning my body on a regular basis. Now knowing what I know, I’m proud to be doing things better and to be feeling so much better.”

She continued, “From all of October, all of November, those months were just built on food. All it’s been about is everyday food journaling, finding out what foods hurt, what foods I got to take out, what foods I am allowed to take back in.”

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‘Eye’ heads into her fight at UFC 257 against a fighter that she does not like. The women have previously gone back and forth on Twitter over Jessica’s missed weight cuts. ‘Jojo’ has in recent interviews stated that she wants to ‘destroy’ Jessica’s face. 

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The fight between the two women at UFC 257 should be incredibly interesting.

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