Alex Oliveira Injured In Grenade Attack


Alex Oliveira was last seen in action at UFC 231, suffering a second round submission loss to Gunnar Nelson.

The holidays weren’t much better for the UFC star, who suffered some minor injuries after shrapnel from a grenade injured his leg.

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“It was a good night, by the way, are you? But there are a lot of people in our family who do not like to enjoy Christmas. I went out to feed my mother's cat, and on the way I saw my aunt in confusion. I told my aunt not to interfere, I just stopped to try to ease the stop. Because when you have a fighter involved in confusion, you know, right? One guy already got a gun in my nephew's face. Then began a push-push. The guys were with a machete, a knife, a grenade. And they threw the grenade at me. He flew fragments on my leg, on my foot,” Oliveira said to TV Rio Sul.

Other than suffering a minor leg injury during the altercation, no word has been given as to any other injuries that other people may have suffered during the attack.

Oliveira says that shrapnel has been removed from his leg and all that remains is the bandage.

"They opened my leg to take out the shrapnel, they got the point ... I've got my leg bandaged here with a bandage," he said.

There is no word yet on how long the injuries could keep Oliveira out of action for, but more should be known as the injury heals up.

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