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Video: UFC Fighter Joe Riggs’ Gunshot Wound, Up Close and Personal

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Photo via TMZ Sports

Earlier today TMZ Sports released photos and video of Joe Riggs’ bloody gunshot wound taken moments after the UFC star accidentally shot himself in the leg.

While Riggs’  (40-14) is most known for his professional career as a fighter in the UFC he has fought in many promotions, including WEC, Strike Force and Bellator.  His last fight was won against Mike Bronzoulis at Bellator 106 via Unanimous Decision in November of 2013.  After becoming the first winner of Fight Master, Riggs was expected to return to the UFC and face Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51 on September 13, 2014, replacing an injured Mike Rhodes.  However, Riggs was forced to pull out of the fight after accidently shooting himself in the leg while cleaning a pistol at his home.

Be warned, however, this video is not for the faint of heart.

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