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- Dec 31, 2014
UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith has been fighting professionally for nearly 12 years now. Bearing the nickname “Lionheart,” he is also as tough as they come.
On Monday’s episode of the Ariel Helwani MMA Show on ESPN, the 31-year-old fighter detailed how a broken hand became problematic to a point where he considered severing one of his fingers.
“I had two [surgeries]. The first one failed,” Smith explained. “I went into my six-week checkup after my first surgery and the plate was broken and the bone had shifted back again... So they went back in, they took the plate off, they drilled one hole in my femur, one…
Anthony Smith almost cut off his finger to continue UFC career