Earlier this week, UFC fighter Ed Herman lost the tip of his index finger while trying to work on his home.
Herman was helping fix a well that brings water to his house when the accident occurred. The UFC fighter then posted pictures of his injured figure on social media. Below, you can see some of the extremely graphic photos.
After sharing the photos online, Ed Herman did an interview with MMA Fighting and discussed how the accident occurred.
“As each section of pipe comes out, you put the clamp on the pipe and then you unscrew it and take it out,” Herman said. “Then you gotta hook the crane thing back up to the next piece of piping. But I kind of jumped the gun and didn’t realize he didn’t hook it back up all the way. I pulled the clamp lever and it started falling back down into the well housing and my instincts were to grab a hold of it. For some reason. Like I could actually catch it, I’m so strong.
“It just sucked my hand right down into the well housing. Before I could let go of it all the way, it caught the tip of my finger and just chopped the tip of my finger off. Luckily I kind of let go or it would have took all four of my fingers. I’m kind of lucky in a sense that it didn’t do that.”
Herman went on to say that he still plans to fight after this accident and doesn’t think his injury will have much impact on his career.
“It’s just like a half inch of the finger. It could be possibly a little bit of grip, like when I’m grabbing around the wrist or when I’m doing gi training,” Herman said. “Now I’ll only have three grips to grab with. But they should be able to make me a nice little stub that I’m still able to use. It shouldn’t be an issue.”
— Ed Herman (@EdHermanufc) September 12, 2017