Khetag Pliev Loses His Finger During CFFC 94 Fight With Devin Goodale
MMA fighter Khetag Pliev literally lost his finger in the middle of his fight on Thursday night, with doctors, coaches and the referee initially not being able to find it.
*Warning: Some of the images in this article are graphic*
Pliev was fighting Devin Goodale CFFC 94 when the fight was stopped in between rounds, because the Russian born Canadian had his finger ripped off.
Officials and coaches were made aware of the issue and the fight went down as a TKO victory for Goodale, but in the immediate aftermath the issue was that the finger was literally lost, with no one able to locate it.
TSN's Aaron Bronsteter backed up the incredible news on Twitter, confirming that the arena announcer informed those in attendance that the finger was missing, saying, "They just made a PA announcement at #CFFC94 that they are trying to locate a fighter's missing finger.
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"It evidently fell off into his glove during the bout and is missing somewhere in the venue."
CM Punk interviewed Goodale after the fight to find out what had happened, but even the victor wasn't too sure, and the former WWE champion cut short the interview when he realised the fighter was likely suffering concussion.
Whilst no one could locate the finger initially, which seemed extremely weird, the missing digit did eventually turn up and, as always, it was in the last place you'd expect.
The detached finger had actually got stuck in the fighter's glove and was eventually reattached in hospital.
By the way, when I spoke to him Pliev was much more unhappy about the fact that the fight was stopped than the reality that his left ring finger was torn clean off. He wanted to keep fighting.- Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) April 2, 2021
Update from Pliev: "All good " pic.twitter.com/TeVI5ZPzuh- Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) April 2, 2021
A good lesson to learn for the future, if your finger is ripped off in an MMA fight, just check your glove!
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