Icebreaker! Second UFC fighter dives into frozen lake and cuts his head open – earlier than returning for a ‘revenge match’
- Merab Dvalishvili, 30, injured his face leaping head first right into a frozen lake
- The Georgian UFC fighter was coaching in the USA for his subsequent bout
- Dvalisvili required a number of staples to the pinnacle in hospital to cease the bleeding
A martial arts fighter nicknamed ‘The Machine’ met his match when he dived head first into an ice-covered lake.
Merab Dvalishvili, 30, from ex-Soviet republic Georgia, is seen on the video cracking his head on the frozen floor and submerged tree branches – for which he wanted hospital remedy.
He posted an image exhibiting his bloodied face.
UFC fighter Merab Dvalishvili dived head first right into a frozen lake whereas getting ready for his subsequent bout within the Octagon
Merab Dvalishvili, pictured, suffered cuts to his face and required the injuries stapled following a visit to hospital after diving head first by way of the ice
Dvalishvili, who resides and coaching in the USA, described his mishap as a ‘silly prank’
‘I assumed (it was) a terrific day to coach and run within the park,’ defined the US-based bantamweight.
‘Then I noticed a pond which I assumed was snow and water.
‘Nevertheless it turned out to be all ice and tree branches protruding.
‘As quickly as I broke by way of the ice I felt my pores and skin peeling off .’
He mentioned the ‘most painful’ half was at hospital ‘once they stapled my pores and skin again collectively’, including: ‘it’s all good now.’
The Georgian mentioned later: ‘I made a mistake’.
He referred to as the escapade a ‘silly accident’.
The fighter, from Georgia, was because of be within the Octagon this weekend however the struggle was delayed as he wanted extra time to get well from Covid-19
He was additionally filmed the subsequent day returning to the lake on Lengthy Island and punching the ice in a revenge ‘rematch’.
Dvalishvili is presently twelfth within the UFC bantamweight rankings.
He has had gained 12 of his 16 fights as an expert however his newest bout this weekend was cancelled as he was struggling the after results of Covid-19.
The cancelled bout was already put again since December as his opponent, Cody Stamann, had suffered a again damage.
Dvalishvili presently fights within the Final Preventing Championship made well-known by Conor McGregor.
In UFC, Dvalishvili has gained 5 of his seven bouts.
Merab Dvalishvili has gained 12 of his 16 skilled fights and 5 of his seven fights with the UFC
Dvalishvili later gave followers a ‘thumbs up’ following his temporary journey to the emergency room