The referee observed Pliev was lacking his left ring finger and promptly stopped the co-main occasion bout after the second spherical. He awarded a TKO to his opponent, Devin Goodale.
The disconnected digit initially went lacking, inflicting officers to go searching the cage. After a short while, an announcement over the PA system requested for these in attendance to maintain an eye fixed out for it.
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Per ESPN, CFFC president Rob Haydak stated the severed finger in the end had remained in Pliev’s glove.
“Within the second spherical, (Goodale) caught my glove with one hand and held it,” Pliev stated, per ESPN. “I felt my finger snapped. He stored pulling my glove and my finger snapped. We stored preventing. When the second spherical was completed, I see my (bone) was out within the open. I needed to maintain preventing, as a result of I felt like I had this man. However the physician noticed that and stopped the combat.”
Pliev, 37, plans to attraction the choice with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Fee as a result of Goodale illegally grabbed his gloves.