Khetag Pliev, a former Olympic freestyle wrestler who later became a professional MMA fighter, lost a finger in the Cage Furious Fighting Championship game at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Thursday night.
Pliev is a four-time national wrestling champion, known as the “Terminator”. He represented Canada at the 2012 London Olympics. He played against Devin Goodale in the CFFC 94 main event. Severe damage was suffered in the first or second round of the weight round. , Has been broadcast live on UFC’s Fight Pass streaming service.
According to Sherdog.com, the official victory method is “split fingers”.
TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter said in a tweet: “They just posted a power amplifier announcement on #CFFC94 and they are trying to find the fighter’s missing finger.” “During the game, it clearly fell in Lost his glove and lost it somewhere on the playing field.”
In the post-battle interview, Goodale failed to add any clarity to this strange situation.
“I don’t remember anything, I don’t know,” said Goodler, who has won four perfect victories from four professional games. “I was hit by something big and I don’t remember what happened. I’m just telling the truth. I don’t remember what happened. I have to watch the tape by myself. I don’t remember anything.”
CM Punk, the former WWE star and UFC welterweight player, served as a color commentator on Thursday’s broadcast, but he was also puzzled by the incident that followed.
“I don’t know what happened,” Punk said. Ladies and gentlemen, we will not replay it for you, but this is not a complicated break. This is not dislocation, rest, scars. His fingers just left. It disappeared. It fell off, ripped off. “
Late Thursday, ESPN confirmed that Pliev’s finger had recovered and was re-fixed by a surgeon at a nearby hospital. CFFC president Rob Haydak (Rob Haydak) said that transcendent fingers have been placed in Pliev’s gloves.
The 37-year-old Pliev ranked 10th in the 96 kg heavyweight competition at the London Olympics. After Thursday’s match, the mixed martial arts competition fell to 5-2. The latter’s weight was 180 pounds, which was lower The weight division is limited to five pounds. .
From 2017 to 2019, he also fought six times as a professional boxer in the lightweight competition, setting a record of five wins and one loss.