Christos Giagos Forced To Withdraw From UFC Paris Due To Freak Injury
UFC lightweight Christos Giagos has suffered a freak injury which has forced him to pull out of his a highly anticipated face off against Benoît Saint-Denis at UFC Paris.
Fighters typically suffer injuries in the gym, during sparring sessions or other physical activities. However, the circumstances behind Giagos’s injury are much stranger than that.
He explained the details in an Instagram post.
“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,” Giagos revealed. “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.”
Giagos was looking to get back in the win column with this fight. He has lost his last two matches against Arman Tsarukyan and Thiago Moises.