After broken finger, Julia Avila's video went from funny to disgusting to kind of sad in 18 seconds

Julia Avila managed to cram a range of emotions into just an 18-second post-fight update.

However, there’s no doubting her toughness – or sense of humor.

At Friday’s Invicta FC 29 event, Avila (3-1) suffered a first-round TKO loss – and a badly brolken finger – to fellow bantamweight Marciea Allen (7-2) after a bone snapped and popped through the skin on the ring finger of her left hand.

We shared some photos of the injury (warning: they’re kind of gross) on Saturday, and later that day, Avila shared the following video (via Instagram):

Instagram Photo

“Hey guys, I’m in the hospital,” the 29-year-old said in the video. “I’m doing fine. If it were up to me, they would just cut off the finger, and I would’ve keep fighting. But this is what happened.”

Avila, who owns past wins over current UFC champ Nicco Montano and UFC vet Marion Reneau, then got a little emotional as she held up the damaged digit for the camera.

“I’m sorry, and I’ll be back soon,” she said. “I love you guys. Thank you.”

The good news is that surgery appears to have been a success, and “Raging Panda” even got to celebrate with some pizza soon after leaving the hospital (via Instagram):

Instagram Photo

For more on Invicta FC 29, including a full event recap, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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Julia Avila at Invicta FC 29 weigh-ins

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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