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PHUKET: Speaking exclusively with the Phuket Gazette, MMA fighter Ray Elbe has come forward about the penis injury he suffered in his Kuala Lumpur condo earlier this month.

Ray, who founded and for years ran the MMA program at Phuket’s renowned Tiger Muay Thai training camp in Chalong, urged all men who suffer a similar injury to immediately seek treatment.

“I came forward about this injury because I want people to understand the significance of the emergency. The more I researched this on Google the more I found that many men do not seek treatment immediately.

“Some guys get to the point that there is no repair because they’re embarrassed. They don’t want to go to the emergency room right away,” he said.

“I want to thank my girlfriend for how she handled the situation. We handled it the best we could, considering the outcome,” Ray added.

Ray is recovering well, albeit still with a catheter.

“The doctor expects a full recovery. The side that was torn was the side opposite the one that supplies the blood. The next significant date is December 19 [tomorrow], when I go back for a checkup. Hopefully, they will remove the catheter,” he said.

Recounting the incident that caused the injury, Ray explained that he was having intercourse with his girlfriend on top. “It came out at the top and as she came down, it ended up breaking – fracturing – my penis.

“I tore the urinary tract, tore some membrane. You can imagine the shock and the horror that was going on – jumping up from an intimate moment, blood shooting out of my groin. I immediately tried to run to the shower and felt myself losing consciousness.

“I tried to walk back to the bed, at which point I collapsed – knocking myself out, giving myself 10 stitches and fracturing a couple of teeth. I came to on the ground and saw myself in a pool of blood. I immediately crawled along the floor to the bed and elevated my feet and placed a towel over my groin.

“My girlfriend was frantic. Here we are in a foreign country where most people don’t speak English. We had to call the security attendant, who called the Malaysian equivalent of 911. While we were waiting for the ambulance to arrive, there we were with all the security guards standing around us.

“As a process, it’s been terrible spending my 30th birthday like this. For those who’ve been making jokes – it’s funny. I know it’s funny, I’ve been making jokes, too.

“But [for] those who have sent compassionate emails and words of concern, I just wanted you to know that it’s really appreciated,” he said.

“Keeping it safe during sex isn’t just wearing a condom,” he added.

Over the years, several top UFC fighters, including Jon Fitch, Jake Shields and Phil Baroni, have trained at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket.

The training camp’s connection with UFC also includes Ray appearing on the UFC’s reality TV series ‘The Ultimate Fighter’.

When his recovery permits, Ray will join Ole Laursen at the Legacy Gym in Boracay, the Philippines.

“Anyone who trained with me in Phuket is welcome to reunite,” he said.

To keep up to date with Ray’s latest news, visit MagicalRay.com

 

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