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Pic: MMA fighter nearly scalped in grisly freak accident with exposed cage (NSFW)

Under normal circumstances, the most dangerous thing inside the cage is your opponent.

That was not the case at Martial Combat League 3 last weekend at Firelake Arena and Event Center in Shawnee, Okla., where regional MMA fighter Hunter Boone was nearly scalped after colliding with an exposed portion of the cage.

“About two seconds into the fight, he and his opponent went down and apparently a cage pad was not properly secured or in place and Hunter sustained an eight inch laceration that split open on the top of his head,” he wrote. coach Jason Greer. Facebook. “He was taken by ambulance to OU to see a plastic surgeon. Not the way this was supposed to be after all the work Hunter did. Lots of love, my boy.”

Take a look at some of the photos uploaded to My MMA News below:

“Thank you for everyone’s thoughts and prayers,” Boone told his Facebook followers. “I’m still pretty out of it, so I’ll rest for a few days. Recovery is the most important thing right now. Thanks to Starla Deon Norris for coming to see me and bringing me food, you are the best!”

The fight, which lasted just 17 seconds, was declared a victory for opponent Jordan Brown.

“We would like to address the incident that occurred during a fight at the event last night,” Martial Combat League wrote on Facebook. “We understand and appreciate everyone’s concern about what happened and our hearts go out to the person who was injured in this incident. We were as shocked as anyone when this happened. We set up our cage the same way we did for each of our previous events. We understand that the event sanctioning commission inspected the cage before the show. The sanctioning commission did not bring to our attention any problem with the cage.”

This is not the first (and probably won’t be the last) story of twisted cage injuries.

“There was a very unfortunate event that occurred during a takedown near our cage door,” the statement continued. “It has not yet been determined how the injury occurred and there was no clear signal as to what or why this injury occurred. After the cage was cleaned from the incident, our cage was fully inspected by several people from the sanctioning commission and our cage was deemed necessary to proceed. We don’t have an answer as to why this injury occurred and we certainly feel very sorry for the person who sustained this injury.”

It is not yet known if or when Boone will be able to return to MMA.