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UFC Fighter Joe Riggs

I'll Fight Again ...

Even With Holes in My Hand & Leg

8/11/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0808_joe_riggs_gun_shot_hand_wounds_injury_photos_launchUFC fighter Joe Riggs has a huge hole in his leg, and another in his hand ... but he's still vowing to fight again as early as December -- which is unbelievable when you see how badly his hand was injured in a gun accident.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Riggs was cleaning his Sig Sauer 1911 pistol last month when the weapon discharged, blowing a hole in his left leg. He also severely jacked up his left hand. Fair warning ... these pics of the damage are gruesome.

We're told Riggs' doctors are only willing to say he will "eventually" make a full recovery -- but the fighter is confident he'll be ready to go before year's end.

Good luck to him, but based on the photos ... seems like a long shot.

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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Gimme a break. White guy tries to act tough. There are tons of brothers living in the projects with holes all over their body fighting every single day just to live another day... and you're here talking about being on TV?

Seriously, white problems. SMH. Truth.

76 days ago
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watzitooya    

Yikes!

76 days ago
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Doug    

One of the top rules of gun ownership, don't clean it when it's loaded, meathead.

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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Spamz?!

76 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Never heard of him but anyone who owns a gun gets whatever consequence comes with that IMO

76 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

About 10 of the 12 comments are spam. Clean it up TMZ

76 days ago
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JFO    

So much for making sure the weapon is clear before you try to clean it ....

76 days ago
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Yes Honey    

To these people that Spam guess what....no one gives a sh*t about what you are taking about or selling! No one gives a sh*t that you made a million dollars sucking di*k. It's fu*cking annoying. No one responds to your website(s) or cares. It only pisses people off that they can't block you themselves. TMZ block these muthafu*ckers from doing this!

76 days ago
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Yes Honey    

And yet another piece of sh*t talking about it's the best job he's ever had! I hate spam! Yeah you got a brand new BMW but had to take it back by Friday when the Nigirian check bounced. #dumbass

76 days ago
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sfrandiver    

Sig doesn't make 1911. Jeez every article you guys write with details is usually wrong. Why do you even telling what kind of gun it is unless you fact check,

76 days ago
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dearabby    

Wow Tmz why put a fry ad in the middle of those horrific pics.. Thought u would make me hungry? Not working.

76 days ago
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dede    

As a gun owner, Joe Riggs is an excellent way for gun law control. The only thing is he pointed it down. Now if his kid happened to get the gun, all it would take is one bang for a 6 foot deep home. Wake up USA Guns kill!!!! This is a problem of guns in the hands of profound mental retarded senseless people, need better background checks to stop this flow of dangers weapons to these people. Like all those kid who where killed in a school, DO YOU REMEMBER THE BODY COUNT, I BELIEVE IT MORE THAN I FINGERS ON MY BOTH HANDS. It's safer to fly, drive, cross the street or smoke weed one will live longer. Guns are one way the USA population will euthanasia itself. This is the bottom line for USA, gun people control the government. If you want the USA to be a nation that has a future pass better gun laws.

76 days ago
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whiteblack    

What an Idiot

76 days ago
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BREAKFAST4    

He won't be fighting that soon. Every gun is a loaded gun all the time. That's my simple rule so no one gets hurt.

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