UFC star Lerone Murphy reveals he “almost bled out” after being rushed to hospital after a car smashed into his bike.
The English MMA star, 30, suffered a horror head injury during the crash, which occurred yesterday.
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Murphy, an unbeaten UFC featherweight with an impressive 12-0-1 record, told fans of his “near death experience” on social media.
And it’s not the first time the Manchester-born bruiser has escaped with his life, having been shot in the face and neck outside a barbershop nine years ago to earn the nickname ‘The Miracle’.
Reflecting on yesterday’s ordeal, Murphy told fans: “Ffs I can’t catch a break. Another near death experience.
“Yesterday while cycling, an oncoming car turned right without looking and we collided at speed, which caused a nasty head wound.
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“The ambulance took 45 minutes to arrive which nearly caused me to bleed out.
“I’m here still breathing for a greater purpose clearly.”
Fans and friends flocked to send their best wishes to the brave battler, whose last fight was a KO win over Makwan Amirkhani in October.
Former Manchester United star Ravel Morrison said: “Only God can take you bro, no human no weapon, just God himself.”
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UFC commentator Jon Anik wrote: “Man Lerone! Glad you’re ok.”
Fighter Arnold Allen added: “Hope you heal up quick brother.”
Reflecting on his horrifying gun attack nearly a decade ago, Murphy previously told the Manchester Evening News: “When it happened it kind of knocked me out for a second then I’ve woken up and thought, ‘Wow, I’m still here’.
“Of course I do still think about it, I have visions of it and stuff – it was a traumatic experience.
“I’m not sure why it happened. It's one of those things, it could have been mistaken identity or it could have been something I'd done in the past or anything, I don't know.
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“’The Miracle' name comes from the doctors wondering how did I survive, how wasn't I killed from that?
“So yeah it's a miracle I'm here today really.”
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