The Glory 42 kickboxing event in Paris saw an ugly finish between welterweight fighters Murthel Groenhart and Harut Grigorian. Grigorian turned his back to Groenhart and then was knocked out with a hard punch to the face that he didn’t see coming:
Though a bit dirty, the punch was legal as the referee never stepped in, and Grigorian learned the old “protect yourself at all times” cliche the hard way.
Then things got way uglier as fans rushed to the floor to fight Groenhart:
One of the craziest things I've ever seen at a fight. pic.twitter.com/ijAdtuF1NL— Todd Grisham (@GrishamMMA) June 10, 2017
In a postgame interview, Groenhart told the media that he believes he may have had his jaw broken in the fan attack.
“Some guy caught me with a hook to my face,” Groenhart said on the broadcast, according to MMA Fighting. “I got my guard up. With those hands without gloves, it came through to my chin and my teeth. I think it's broken [jaw], I don't know. It hurts.”
(H/T MMA Fighting)