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UFC Quick Quote: Paul Kelly has a good story ... and a better scar

"I actually blew my leg off, if you can believe that.... I was actually in bed, in hospital, for six months on my back. I snapped my femur, had 800 stitches and whatever else. And I say this to everybody, in full confidence, it’s the worst scar you’ve ever seen in your life.... I often pretend it’s a shark bite because it looks exactly like a shark bite.... I could see every part of my leg and I started picking leaves and mud out of my leg, out of the inside of my leg. You could fit a suitcase in there. My leg was just wide open just like a chicken leg if you slice right down and it bursts open.... My (younger) brother’s screaming ‘Oh you’re going to die, you’re going to die.'"

-- British welterweight Paul Kelly tells Winnipeg Sun about a horrific childhood motorcycle accident that nearly killed him and cost him his leg. It's a cool story. He explains that he now has no feeling in his thigh area as a result of the carnage, which helps him now as a mixed martial artist -- he doesn't have to check kicks. Kelly will look to keep his perfect record intact when he takes on Marcus Davis at UFC 89: "Bisping vs. Leben" at The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18. The fight will be featured on the televised portion of the card, which will begin to air at 9 p.m. on Spike TV.

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