By Chanel Livesey
A weightloss training session went wrong as an axe split through a shield, cutting open the holder’s arm.
As part of his regime to shed the pounds, Andrey Kynyazev was training with an MMA fighter from Chelyabinsk, Russia, called Maxim ‘Mad Max’ Novoselov.
Having received the axe as a present that day, Andrey and Maxim decided to mix up their training with some swordplay.
After just two strikes, the blade splits through Andrey’s shield and he is left visibly in pain before showing off a deep wound pouring with blood.
Andrey said: “That day Me and Maxim wanted to shoot something special, but it went wrong.
“It took four weeks to recover.
“Of course, I got to hospital where I had two stitches.
“It still hasn’t recovered perfectly and I have a scar now.”