ARGENTINIAN MMA fighter Bruno Canetti was left hospitalised with a gunshot wound to his chest after two armed thugs tried to steal his bike.
The 29-year-old bore a bloodied wound in footage of him speaking to medical doctors from the emergency ward of a hospital outdoors Buenos Aires.
Two armed robbers ambushed Canetti as he drove by way of the realm of Lanus on his bike.
Based on native media, the featherweight champion within the Combate Americas championship had parked his bike to textual content his coach and his brother Guido, additionally an MMA fighter.
The thugs then obtained out of a close-by Chevrolet and demanded he hand over the keys to the bike.
Because the Argentine struggled to recollect the place his keys have been within the second, the robbers are described as turning into nervous – one making an attempt to punch Canetti.
He’s okay, he had a guardian angel.”
At this level the MMA star fought again earlier than having a gun pulled on him, Canetti operating for canopy because the robber opened hearth.
One shot landed in his chest with one other skimming his stomach.
The thieves escaped together with his cellphone earlier than Canetti’s brother and his coach arrived on the scene.
UFC veteran Guido, 40, recounted to native media: “He advised me, ‘They shot me twice’. However he was okay. The bullet had gone by way of his jacket and T-shirt and obtained caught in his chest.
“He’s okay, he had a guardian angel. He was fortunate neither of the bullets went right into a comfortable space and affected his organs.”
Surgeons on the native hospital eliminated the 22-calibre bullet from Canetti’s chest after it grew to become lodged in his sternum.
After just a few hours beneath statement, he was discharged.
A police investigation has been launched however no arrests have been reported.