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MMA fighter Joe Riggs accidentally shot himself, causing him to cancel an upcoming fight against Paulo Thiago, TMZ Sports reported.
Riggs, a UFC veteran, spoke about the incident that left him with holes in his legs and a gaping wound in his hand.
“The bullet just blew out all this muscle here,” said Riggs, talking bout his hand. “From here,” pointing to just above the cameraman’s wrist “all the way down to the top of my knuckle.”
Riggs, a licensed permit holder, called the incident an “unfortunate accident” that occurred while he was cleaning his .45 caliber pistol at his home in AZ.
Following the accidental discharge, Joe was transported to a local hospital and treated. He is currently recovering and expects to return to the octagon in the near future.