Eleven-time UFC veteran Terry Etim
has been hospitalized after “running in and out of traffic” in the
Old Swan area of Liverpool, according to a report from the
Etim reportedly threw himself against as many as four vehicles on
East Prescott Road, including single-decker Stagecoach and Arriva
buses. All but one of the vehicles was believed to be stationary at
Etim was eventually restrained by police and taken to a hospital,
where his condition is serious, according to the report. Witnesses
saw a blood-covered Etim running through traffic and throwing
himself at the windshield of vehicles shortly after 2 p.m. local
“It was one of the worst things I’ve ever seen,” Andrea McCullough,
a hairdresser who witnessed the scene, told the Echo. “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
Another witness, Alan Miles, reportedly attempted to help restrain
Etim at a nearby car park, but the ex-fighter was able to
“He had blood all over him, and I got a lot of it on my hands as I
tried to hold him down,” Miles said.
The incident brought traffic to a standstill in the area and
several of the vehicles that Etim hit had shattered windshields,
according to the report.
Etim, 31, last fought at Bellator 109 on Nov. 22, 2013, when he
took a unanimous decision over Patrick
Cenoble.The Liverpool native went 6-5 during a UFC stint from
2007 to 2013 before exiting the promotion following back-to-back
losses to Edson
Barboza and Renee Forte.
He compiled a 16-5 career mark over the course of a career that
began in 2005.