Christos Giagos won’t be fighting at UFC Paris because of a freak injury.
On Monday, Giagos (19-10 MMA, 5-6 UFC) announced that he recently underwent surgery to repair a severed pinky tendon while he was cleaning his grill, and his hand sliced open on a broken toilet.
“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,” Giagos wrote Monday on Instagram. “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.”
With the change, the UFC Paris lineup includes:
Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa
Marvin Vettori vs. Robert Whittaker
Joaquin Buckley vs. Nassourdine Imavov
Zarah Fairn vs. Ailin Perez
Alessio Di Chirico vs. Roman Kopylov
Nasrat Haqparast vs. John Makdessi
Joel Alvarez vs. Magomed Mustafaev
Taylor Lapilus vs. Khalid Taha
Abusupiyan Magomedov vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
Benoit Saint-Denis vs. TBA
Darian Weeks vs. TBA