• A fighter lost his finger in an MMA fight, which was later found lodged in his glove
  • His opponent was clueless during the entire incident that resulted in the fight being stopped
  • CFFC head reveals that the injured fighter was sent to the hospital to have the finger re-attached

Mixed martial arts (MMA) action has found a way to continue despite the pandemic, and the physicality remains real.

Most may have seen horrific instances of broken bones or scary knockouts, but this CFFC 94 showdown between Devin Goodale and Khetag Pliev is something most will not see everyday.

Pliev was taking on Goodale in the 175-pound catchweight contest before the bizarre occurrence happened.

In between rounds, the action was halted when the left ring finger of the Canadian fighter was discovered missing. It detached from his hand, and most were looking for it.

Goodale ended up taking home the win and handing his Canadian foe only the second loss of his career.

But that missing finger stole the show with commentators like former WWE star CM Punk trying to explain what had happened.

"I don't understand exactly what happened," Punk said. "We're not gonna replay it for you, ladies and gentlemen, but it wasn't a compound fracture. It wasn't a dislocation, a break, a laceration. His finger was just gone. It's gone. It fell off, ripped off."

Based on video replays, it appeared that Goodale had ripped of Pliev’s finger at one point where the latter was at the top position.

The win allowed Goodale to remain undefeated in four fights.

“I can’t remember anything, I don’t know,” Goodale said during the post-fight interview. “I got hit by something big, I don’t remember what happened. I’m just being honest (laughs). I don’t remember what happened. I’ll have to watch the tape myself, I don’t remember anything.”

It would, later on, be announced by CFFC president Rob Hadyak that the rest of Pliev’s finger was found. It was lodged into his glove and the Canadian has been transported to the hospital to have it re-attached.

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Hadyak addressed the incident, sharing how he was at cageside and thought it was an April Fool’s joke. But to his horror, he admitted that he did just see the bone on Pliev’s finger.

“It disconnected. My first question to him was, ‘Where’s the finger?’ We thought it was outside the cage, we had no idea, and they’re saying it’s actually inside the glove. So how does that happen if he’s pulling the finger out? So I’m anxious to see the video, play it back multiple times from different camera angles, and really see what happened there because that is absolutely bizarre,” he stated.