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MMA fighter severs finger mid-match, wants to continue fighting


Can someone give this guy a hand? Or at least a finger?

MMA fighter Khetag Pliev was in a bout with Devin Goodale in a Cage Fury Fighting Championship fight, when a ring finger was ripped off — yes, ripped off — from the middle knuckle down, sending officials and fans frantically searching for the digit.

In the opening round of the bout, Pliev’s finger was entangled with opposing fighter Devin Goodale’s glove, and in the second round, the fight was stopped after the referee noticed that Pliev’s ring finger was missing.

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As officials searched for the finger, the PA announcer asked fans to also search for the missing appendage. It was later discovered that Pliev’s finger was lodged in his glove.

“In the second round, he caught my glove with one hand and held it,” Pliev said, via ESPN. “I felt my finger snapped. He kept pulling my glove and my finger snapped. We kept fighting. When the second round was finished, I see my [bone] was out in the open. I wanted to keep fighting, because I felt like I had this guy. But the doctor saw that and stopped the fight. “

Pliev was taken to the hospital, where he had the finger reattached. He will undergo further surgery to repair the finger, per ESPN.

Goodale was declared the winner by TKO.

 




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