MMA fighter Khetag Pliev had to have a finger surgically
reattached after it was severed during the second round of a fight
Thursday night in Philadelphia. The fight, which was part of an
event put on by Cage Fury Fighting Championship and aired on UFC
Fight Pass, was stopped when the referee noticed Pliev was missing
his left ring finger.
For several minutes, those in the venue were searching for the
stray digit. Event promoter Rob Haydak said officials looked all
around the cage, and there was even an announcement over the PA
system asking people to look for it inside 2300 Arena.
Haydak said it was ultimately discovered that the finger had come
off and was lodged inside Pliev’s glove all along.
We’re used to giving the finger in Philly, not finding it.