Written by: Karim Zidan

It is always sad to see a fighter face a possible forced retirement due to an injury. This is especially true when the fighters are young and not yet in the prime of their careers. Satoshi Ishii may have possibly fought his last MMA fight, and he was only 4-2-1 in his possibly short-lived MMA career.

According to FightOpinion.com:

Putting the cherry on top of the proverbial sundae, Japanese weekly publication Cyzo (which has been on a very good run this month for fight business stories) reports that doctors have told Ishii that he suffered a cerebral edema from the NYE beating. As a result, he was warned that any further blows to the head would cause some serious damage. As Cyzo put it, Ishii is facing a retirement crisis. There had been some discussion that he would face Ricardo Arona in late March in Brazil but that fight didn’t look to be in the cards. After this latest development, the MMA prospects for Ishii look to be bleak as well.

If this appears to be the case, at least Ishii’s final fight in MMA was against one of its greatest legends, and even-though Fedor may not currently be the best heavyweight in the world, a loss to him is nothing to be ashamed of.

We wish Ishii all the best with his injury and the retirement crisis he is currently facing.

Here is a youtube clip of his New Year’s Eve bout against Fedor:

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