Christos Giagos cuts hand on ‘broken porcelain TOILET’ and is forced to pull out of fight against Benoit Saint-Denis at UFC Paris as he needs ‘minor surgery’ for freak injury
- Christos Giagos would fight Benoit Saint-Denis on September 3
- But the American has had minor surgery on an injury he sustained in a bizarre way
- He has revealed that he cut his hand on a broken toilet while cleaning it
- California-born Giagos, 32, has lost in the first round of both of his last two fights
Lightweight Christos Giagos has revealed the horrifying details of the freak injury that forced him to withdraw from UFC Paris.
The American was set to fight Benoit Saint-Denis on September 3 in the French capital, the first-ever UFC card in the country.
However, on Monday he announced on Instagram that he will not be able to participate in the competition because he has had minor surgery on a hand injury that he sustained under bizarre circumstances.
Christos Giagos has revealed details of the freak injury that forced him out of UFC Paris
“I’m scared to write this, so I’ll keep it short,” Giagos said. “I was cleaning and as I was wiping a piece of my grill in the trash, my hand hit a broken china toilet and cut my hand open, severing a tendon in my little finger.
“Unfortunately, due to the seriousness of the injury, I had to withdraw from my upcoming fight in Paris. I was hoping the damage wasn’t bad so I could still fight, but it wasn’t.
“Today I went to a hand specialist to have the damage checked and had minor surgery to reattach my pinky tendon. My focus is to heal as quickly as possible. As much as this hurts me, the only thing I have control over is how soon I get back.”
Giagos wanted to bounce back in Paris after losing in the first round of his last two fights
Giagos, 32, was looking to bounce back in Paris after losing to Arman Tsarukyan and Thiago Moises in the first round of his last two fights.
The California native, who has a 4-4 record since returning to UFC four years ago, has never lost three straight fights.
There is no confirmation on whether Benoit Saint-Denis will be given a replacement opponent or removed from the event any time soon.