Riggs: I thought I was going to die

Monday, August 25, 2014

Joe Riggs was set to return to the UFC September 13th in Brazil, but a few weeks back accidentally shot himself in a gun cleaning accident. The wounds were horrific, although not life threatening, but when it happened Riggs thought it could have been the end:

“I lost consciousness before the Air Evac got to my house, so I was laying there and my wife was putting her entire finger in my wound, because she thought my femoral was hit and all that stuff,” he said. “When you don’t feel pain anymore, that’s not a good thing, and it started to not hurt. And I started to let go and go to sleep. So, I know those things sort of go hand-in-hand with dying. So I told my wife to get my son from the bedroom so I could say goodbye to him. And it is something that must have been very traumatizing to my son. But I said it to him because I thought I was going, and it was just a sad situation for him.”

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