UFC Paris has lost a fighter after one competitor injured his hand in an incident with a toilet.
UFC Paris Fighter Injures Hand In Toilet Incident
UFC lightweight Christos Giagos has announced that he will no longer be able to compete at the upcoming UFC Paris event.
Taking to Instagram, Giagos announced that he injured his tendon in his pinky by cutting it on a porcelain toilet while cleaning his grill.
“It kills me writing this so I’ll keep it short. I was getting some cleaning done and while wiping down a piece of my grill in the trash my hand hit a broken porcelain toilet and gashed my hand open, cutting a tendon in my pinky.
“Unfortunately, due to the severity of the injury I had to pull out of my upcoming fight in Paris. I was praying the damage wasn’t bad so I could still take the fight, but that wasn’t the case.
“I went to a hand specialist today to check the damage and had to undergo a minor surgery to reattach my pinky tendon.
“My focus is to get healed up as fast as possible. As much as this pains me, the only thing I have control over is how quickly I get back.”
As a result, he’ll miss out on the UFC’s first-ever card from Paris, France which takes place on September 3. He was scheduled to meet against Benoit Saint-Denis inside the Octagon.
Giagos has competed in the UFC since 2018. In fact, he made his promotional debut against current top-ranked lightweight Charles Oliveira.
However, things haven’t been going all too well for Giagos inside the Octagon as of late. His last two appearances resulted in first-round defeats via finish.
It remains to be seen if Saint-Denis will receive a replacement opponent with Giagos’ injury.