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CFFC 94: MMA fighter Khetag Pliev has detached left ring finger surgically reattached

Pilev still wanted to fight

It was a wild night at the Cage Fury Fighting Championships Thursday night in Philadephia, but don’t take our word for it – ask MMA fighter Khetag Pliev.

Pliev (5-2-0), 37, was fighting Devin Goodale when the referee noticed his left ring finger was detached during the second round of the bout.

The bout was stopped with officials looking around the cage for the missing finger including a PA system announcement asking fans to look, according to event promoter Rob Haydak.

The finger was eventually found inside Pilev’s glove. Goodale was officially declared the winner by TKO and Pliev was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.

Pliev told ESPN that Goodale kept holding his glove which led to the finger being dislocated in the first round and coming off in the second. The finger was reattached but the doctor told him he tore 50 per cent of the tendon on the finger and another procedure may be necessary.

Pliev also said he will also be appealing the result of the fight because of the alleged illegal grabbing of the gloves by Goodale.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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