MMA is not for the faint of heart
Thursday night’s Cage Fury Fighting Championship undercard in Philadelphia featured some tense moments as people in the arena were asked to search for Khetag Pliev’s missing left ring finger.
“It was a surreal moment,” said CFFC promoter Rob Haydak. told ESPN. “I said, ‘Wait a second, where the hell is his finger?’ They all said, “I don’t know.”
Pliev, a 2012 Olympian in wrestling, lost his fight to Devin Goodale to referee stoppage when the referee noticed that Pliev’s finger was missing. And no one could find it. Officials searched for the missing finger for several minutes. according to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi. The PA announcer even asked viewers to search for him. The finger was finally discovered inside Pliev’s glove. (Click here for a screenshot from Pliev’s hand after the fight was stopped).
Although the mystery of the digit’s location was solved, no one could find out exactly. excuse me came to be cut off.
“I don’t understand exactly what happened,” former WWE wrestler and UFC fighter CM Punk, who was making color comments for the event, said in the transmission. “We are not going to reproduce it for you ladies and gentlemen, but it was not a compound fracture. It was not a dislocation, a tear, a laceration. His finger had just disappeared. He went away. It fell off, it was ripped off. “
Upon closer examination of the tape, it appears that Goodale broke Pliev’s finger with a kick here. (These videos are not graphic, or more graphic than MMA usually is).
You can see Pliev repeatedly adjusting his glove after the apparent injury, but there is nothing to indicate that Goodale kicked Pliev’s finger.
The finger appears to have disconnected during a sequence on the mat later. But Goodale, when asked by Punk to remember what happened, said, “I can’t remember anything.”
After the finger was recovered, Pliev was taken to a local hospital and quickly replaced.
Pliev explained to ESPN what happened and said he didn’t want the fight to stop even though he had nine fingers.
“In the second round, he grabbed my glove with one hand and held it up,” Pliev said. “I felt my finger break. He kept pulling on my glove and my finger broke. We are still struggling. When the second round is over, I see my [bone] it was in the open air. I wanted to keep fighting, because I felt like I had this guy. But the doctor saw that and stopped the fight. “
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