Terry Etim - Photo Credit: Bellator MMA

Former UFC fighter Terry Etim is believed to have sustained serious injuries earlier today after “running in and out of traffic” according to the Liverpool Echo newspaper. 

Eyewitnesses reported seeing Team Koabon product Etim (16-4) repeatedly throwing himself against multiple vehicles which included a number single-decker buses. All except one were believed to be stationary at the time.

Thankfully the 31-year old was eventually restrained by police who were called to the scene and taken to a nearby hospital where his condition has been described as serious.

The tragic event unfolded at around 2 pm on East Prescot Road in Liverpool where a man (Etim) was seen running in and out of traffic and throwing himself against the windscreens of a number of vehicles, leaving him covered in blood.

Local hairdresser Andrea McCullough told the Echo “It was one of the worst things I’ve ever seen. His friends were running after him and trying to restrain him on the floor but he managed to break free and was running in and around all the cars.” 

Unconfirmed reports have said Etim had been traveling in a car with some friends but jumped out of the car, a Ford Focus, and begun running towards oncoming traffic.

Etim was last seen in action in November 2013, at Bellator 109 where the Everton fan scored a unanimous decision win over Patrick Cenoble and the Liverpudlian lightweight held a 6-5 record during a 6-year stint with the UFC.

MMA Plus’ hopes and prayers go out to Terry as well as friends and family at this difficult time and we will bring you more on this unfortunate story as we get it.