Report: Former UFC fighter in serious condition after bizarre incident involving multiple buses

Terry Etim was 16-5 in his professional MMA career, including a 6-5 record in the UFC. (Getty)
Terry Etim was 16-5 in his professional MMA career, including a 6-5 record in the UFC. (Getty)

Former UFC fighter Terry Etim is hospitalized and in serious condition after reportedly throwing himself onto a series of vehicles in the Old Swan region of Etim’s hometown of Liverpool, England.

Via the Liverpool Echo: “[Etim] appeared to throw himself against as many as four vehicles, including three single-decker Stagecoach and Arriva buses. All except one were believed to be stationary at the time. “He was eventually restrained by police and taken to hospital. His condition was this evening described as serious.

“The dramatic events in East Prescot Road close to the Navigator pub traffic lights junction began shortly after 2 p.m.

“Eyewitnesses who work in a nearby parade of shops first became aware of a man running in and out of traffic and throwing himself against the windscreens of a number of vehicles, leaving him covered in blood.”

Police are shown at the scene of the accident in Liverpool. (Credit: Liverpool Echo)
Police are shown at the scene of the accident in Liverpool. (Credit: Liverpool Echo)

One witness told the Echo that Etim “wasn’t trying to harm anybody but himself. He was covered from head to toe in blood.” Another witness later added that he “went out and helped to restrain the man in a nearby car park, but he wrestled his way out from the people that were holding him down.”

Etim fought 11 times inside the Octagon, compiling a record of 6-5. He fought the likes of former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and lightweight contender Edson Barboza.

After being released by the UFC in 2013, Etim fought one time in Bellator, defeating Patrick Cenoble by unanimous decision in November of the same year. He was scheduled to participate in their lightweight tournament in 2014 but tore his ACL and hasn’t fought since.

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