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UFC Star Lerone Murphy Cheats Death for the 2ND Time

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For the second time, Lerone Murphy has cheated death after a recent bicycle accident.

The undefeated UFC featherweight posted a picture to his Instagram account with a caption detailing the accident.

“Ffs I can’t catch a break,” Murphy said. “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.”

 
 
 
 
 
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Lerone Murphy Has Cheated Death Not Once, But Twice

This is not the first time that Murphy has found himself in a life threatening situation. In May of 2013, Murphy visited a barbershop in Fallowfield, Manchester. Stepping out of thes shop, Murphy would experience a moment that he still thinks about “probably every day.” 

As he walked outside, a bystander was heard shouting “please don’t” before multiple shots were fired. Murphy was hit on the right side of his face, the bullet going through his cheek. The bullet knocked out four teeth and pierced his tongue. 

“My mouth felt heavy, and I thought it was blood or something, but then I could see the bullets on the floor,” Murphy said on The MMA Hour. The swelling in his mouth required an emergency tracheotomy to prevent him from suffocating. As horrifying as that sounds, Murphy described it as feeling like a “punch to the face.”

Murphy recalls going unconscious momentarily before realizing what happened. He got into his cousin’s car and immediately drove to the hospital, where he stayed for “10 days to two weeks.”

Murphy has stated the incident motivated him to make changes in his life. Three years later, he would debut as a professional mixed martial artist appropriately nicknamed ‘The Miracle’. Since joining the UFC in 2019, Murphy has maintained his undefeated record of 11-0-1 with victories over Ricardo Ramos, Douglas Silva de Andrade and Makwan Amirkhani.

All of us at Overtime Heroics wish Murphy a successful and speedy recovery.

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