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Undefeated UFC featherweight Lerone
Murphy
was hospitalized after a cycling accident led to a “near
death experience.”

The Manchester Top Team representative posted a photo on Instagram
of himself in a hospital bed while providing an account of the
incident.

“Ffs I can’t catch a break,” Murphy wrote. “Another near death
experience. Yesterday while cycling, an oncoming car turned right
without looking and we collided at speed. Which caused a nasty head
wound. The ambulance took 45 minutes to arrive which nearly caused
me to bleed out. I’m here still breathing for a greater purpose
clearly.”

Murphy
previously had a brush with death
when he was shot three times
in 2013 after leaving a barber shop in Fallowfield, England.
Bullets hit Murphy in the face and neck and he underwent surgery
after spending a week in intensive care. A tiny shard of bullet
remains permanently embedded in his tongue from the attack. Lerone,
who earned the nickname “Miracle” due to surviving that incident,
credits that moment for helping put him on his current career path
in MMA.

The 30-year-old Englishman is 3-0-1 in UFC competition and is
coming off a 2-0 2021 campaign that included a knockout of Makwan
Amirkhani
and a decision win against Douglas
Silva de Andrade
. Murphy is 11-0-1 over the course of a
professional tenure that began in 2016.


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