“I was getting some cleaning done and while wiping down a piece of my grill in the trash my hand hit a broken porcelain toilet and gashed my hand open, cutting a tendon in my pinky,” Giagos wrote on an Instagram post. “Unfortunately, due to the severity of the injury, I had to pull out of my upcoming fight in Paris. I was praying the damage wasn’t bad so I could still take the fight, but that wasn’t the case.
“I went to a hand specialist today to check the damage and had to undergo a minor surgery to reattach my pinky tendon,” the lightweight continued.
It’s currently unclear how long Giagos will be out for recovery, or if his opponent for UFC Paris, Saint-Denis will receive a short-notice replacement, or be scrapped from the card entirely.
The AllStar MMA roundup
- Looking for a fight: Dan Hooker says Tony Ferguson should “piss off and retire” if UFC 281 challenge is not accepted
- UFC San Diego: Ode Osbourne says ‘I’ll do what I want to do’ regardless of Tyson Nam’s gameplan
- UFC 278: Yanan Wu feeling “peaceful” ahead of Lucie Pudilova fight, plans diverse striking attack
The best of the rest
- Police officer accused in shooting death of BJJ legend Leandro Lo turns himself in – MMAFighting.com
- Dana White’s Contender Series 49 weigh-in results: Bo Nickal’s opponent heavy – MMAJunkie.com
- Charles Oliveira: My dad broke down in tears after finding out I’d been stripped of UFC LW title – BloodyElbow.com
- Marlon Vera reveals he was originally offered Petr Yan for Aug. 13 in Boston, but the “fat c–t” declined – MMAMania.com
- Dominick Cruz explains why he reps himself in most UFC fight negotiations: ‘What is the manager actually doing?’ – MMAFighting.com
The head-to-head market has continued to trend in favor of Marlon Vera overnight – up from -208 yesterday. Cruz is slowly heading toward +200 territory. He’s coming in as the biggest underdog in a fight since before his UFC debut, according to odds information from Tapology.
The last time Cruz was wider than +200 was when he faced Brian Bowles under the WEC banner in 2010, when he entered the cage at +232. Since then, he’s not been past +175 in the following 12 years, until this point.
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Dustin hints at UFC 281 in New York:
Tony Ferguson gets some work in with the legendary Freddie Roach:
‘Sweet Dreams’ takes on fans saying he can’t hang in the top 5:
Couple lads from Down Under want a piece of the New York pay-per-view:
Anthony Pettis reveals broken hands after PFL playoff loss:
The morning view
Elisandra Ferreira catches up with The AllStar ahead of her PAWFC title fight:
Dominick Cruz previews his UFC San Diego main event with Chito Vera:
Relive the action of Vera vs Font ahead of this weekend’s main event:
- Abubakar Nurmagomedov to fight Gadzhi Omargadzhiev at UFC 280 on October 22nd (per Red Fury MMA)
- Cody Garbrandt to fight Rani Yahya at UFC event on October 1st (per Alex Behunin)
On this day in MMA…
On the 9th of August, 2008, a 21-year-old Jon Jones made his UFC debut at UFC 87: Seek and Destroy.
Jones, 6-0 at the time, would take Andre Gusmao, undefeated himself at 5-0, to a unanimous decision victory on the judge’s scorecards after having just two weeks to prepare for the fight.