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Ribeiro trying his best to look ahead

Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro is sure he'll make a full recovery after suffering an eye injury at HERO'S lightweight tournament final in September.

Originally Published: October 8, 2007
By Gleidson Venga | ESPN.com

Rumors have been swirling about Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro's future after undergoing eye surgery for an injury suffered in the Sept. 17 HERO'S lightweight tournament final. André Pederneiras, Ribeiro's coach, spoke with Sherdog.com to clear up the speculation.

"It's bad enough to read the press during this situation, but for a guy to suffer an eye surgery and to still be lying in bed while he hears people say he won't fight again is even worse," Pederneiras said.

"People seem to know ...

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