Christos Giagos Severes Pinky Tendon on Broken Toilet, Withdraws from UFC Paris

There’s bad injury luck and then there’s what happened to Christos
while the UFC lightweight was doing some work around the

Giagos announced on Monday that he has withdrawn from a proposed

UFC Fight Night 209
bout against Benoit St.
after severing his pinky on a broken toilet. It’s
currently unknown if St. Denis will receive a replacement opponent
on the Sept. 3 card.

“It kills me writing this so I’ll keep it short,” Giagos wrote on
Instagram. “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.

“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. My focus is to
get healed up as fast as possible. As much as this pains me, the
only thing I have control over is how quickly I get back.”

Giagos was hoping to end a two-bout skid after suffering
back-to-back losses at the hands of Thiago
and Arman
in his last two promotional appearances. “The
Spartan” is 5-6 over the course of two UFC stints.

UFC Fight Night 209 takes place at Accor Arena in Paris and is
headlined by a heavyweight tilt pitting Ciryl Gane
against Tai