Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UFC's Joe Riggs accidentally shoots himself in the hand, leg

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Joe Riggs was scheduled to make a comeback fight against Paulo Thiago after spending more than eight years away from the UFC.

Unfortunately, that fight has been cancelled after UFC revealed that Riggs has sustained self-inflicted albeit accidental gunshot wounds to his hand and leg.

We were made aware that newly-signed UFC competitor Joe Riggs was involved in an unfortunate accident last night. While cleaning his permitted firearm (a pistol), the gun discharged, injuring his hand and upper thigh. Riggs was transported to a nearby hospital in Arizona where he is being treated by physicians. We wish Joe a speedy recovery.

The good news is that Riggs is pretty much fine. Well, aside from the fact that he won't be able to compete in his first UFC fight since being released from the mixed martial arts circuit in 2006.

Via Bleacher Report

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