MMA Fighter Gets KO’d By Opponent … Then Choked Out By Ref

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While I’ve never been knocked out in an octagon by a clean right only to get up and attempt to fight a ref, I’ve watched a few videos where MMA guys don’t know where they’re at and the brain tells the guy to keep fighting. The only problem is that the ref has stopped the fight and the opponent is up on top of the cage celebrating his/her victory.

In the case of this fight out of Russia, the ref had to do a little extra work and choke out the guy who was just knocked out. That’s right, two Ls in a matter of 25-30 seconds before the corner guys rush in to take their boy back to the locker room to give him the news he’s about to go viral.

I’ll give the KO’d guy credit for giving 110%.

Now let’s go back to the One Championship when Chinese fighter Ma Jia Wen got blown up and tried to break a ref’s leg before his corner rushes in to tell him it was all over. Get off of his leg, Wen!

Pause it right when Wen’s on the ground with his eyes closed going into survival mode grabbing whatever he can get his hands on. It happens, I guess.

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.

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