Khetag Pliev is more than willing to lose a finger if it means he gets a UFC contract in the process.
Pliev went viral on social media last night after it appeared that he lost his finger during his 180-pound catchweight fight with Devin Goodale at the CFFC 94 event last night.
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The cause appeared to be from Goodale illegally pulling Pliev’s glove during a sequence which led to the dislocation of his finger before a punch from the former soon after led to it nearly being severed.
The action naturally stopped with the referee awarding Goodale the second-round TKO win as what ensued later was a search for the seemingly missing finger.
Toronto's Khetag Pliev went to the corner between rounds and noticed that his finger was missing.
Colour commentator @CMPunk: "It wasn't a compound fracture, a break, it wasn't a dislocation, a break, a laceration. His finger was just gone. It's gone."
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Eventually, it was found — as it was said to be lodged in the glove itself — and later reattached in the hospital with Pliev revealing that he was fine.