UFC light heavyweight Ed Herman may have lost part of a finger in an accident on Tuesday but things could have been a lot worse
Herman says that he was helping to repair a water well which issues water to his home when a simple misunderstanding almost led to him losing his hand:
“As each section of pipe comes out, you put the clamp on the pipe and then you unscrew it and take it out,” Herman told MMA Fighting. “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.”
— Ed Herman (@EdHermanufc) September 12, 2017
Herman is set to undergo plastic surgery in an attempt to repair his finger, as the tip cannot be attached.
Thankfully it was not worse.