British UFC star Lerone Murphy survives ANOTHER near-death experience after being hit by car

British UFC star Lerone Murphy survives ANOTHER near-death experience after being hit by car and ‘almost bleeding out’ as he details horrific ordeal, with ambulance taking 45 minutes to arrive… nine years after he was shot in the face and neck

  • Lerone Murphy was hit by a car in a serious accident while cycling on Tuesday
  • UFC star, nicknamed ‘Miracle’ for surviving a shooting, was in hospital again
  • He shared a picture of himself with bandaged head and ‘nearly bled out’
  • Murphy said the ambulance took 45 minutes to arrive, putting his life in jeopardy

British UFC star Lerone Murphy in hospital after a serious traffic accident that almost killed him on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old from Manchester, nicknamed ‘Miracle’ after he survived being shot in the face, has detailed a second near-death experience.

Murphy posted an image of himself in hospital with a thick bandage wrapped around his head and wrote: ‘Ffs I can’t catch a break. Another near death experience.

Lerone Murphy shared this image and explained the details of the traffic accident on Tuesday

‘Yesterday while cycling, a 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.’

The terrifying ordeal comes nine years after Murphy somehow escaped with his life after being gunned down outside a barbers.

Murphy, then aged just 21, was leaving a barbershop one balmy spring afternoon when he was approached by a gunman.

The Mancunian, 30, was shot in the face and neck three times but miraculously survived

The Mancunian, 30, was shot in the face and neck three times but miraculously survived

Bystanders heard shouts of ‘please don’t’ before the attacker fired three bullets into the youngsters face and neck.

Unbelievably, Murphy survived the attack. After one week in intensive care and a further week in hospital, he suffered very little long-lasting damage from the episode, requiring only a new set of prosthetic teeth as well as sporting a tiny shard of bullet permanently embedded in his tongue.

Murphy previously spoke about the incident to the Manchester Evening News, saying: ‘When it happened it kind of knocked me out for a second then I’ve woken up and thought “wow I’m still here”.

Murphy is on the rise in the UFC with the undefeated fighter tipped for a run at the title

Murphy is on the rise in the UFC with the undefeated fighter tipped for a run at the title

‘Of course I do still think about it, I have visions of it and stuff – it was a traumatic experience.

‘I’m not sure why it happened. It’s one of those things, it could have been mistaken identity or it could have been something I’d done in the past or anything, I don’t know.

‘The Miracle’ name comes from the doctors wondering how did I survive, how wasn’t I killed from that?’ he says.

Murphy has impressed in his relatively short career and moved to a record of 12-0-1

Murphy has impressed in his relatively short career and moved to a record of 12-0-1

‘So yeah it’s a miracle I’m here today really.’

Murphy was a promising footballer as a youngster but then turned his attention to combat sports and rapidly progressed.

He remains undefeated in 12 professional fights, four of which have been in the UFC. Murphy has not fought since his knockout of Makwan Amirkhani in October last year and could be set for a long lay-off to recover from the crash.

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