Six UFC Fighters Who Knocked Themselves Out

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Of all the ways to lose in the UFC Octagon, one of the rarest and indeed most embarrassing is when a fighter somehow manages to knock themselves out.

Given all the preparation that goes into getting ready for a fight, from the grueling grind of cardio workouts, the endless rounds of sparring, the hours spent carefully crafting a gameplan for an opponent, and the sleepless nights spent envisioning all the possible ways the fight could play out, it must be a particularly bitter pill to swallow to know that, in the end, they themselves inadvertently proved to be their own worst enemies.

In this article we’ll take a look back at several classic examples of these freak occurrences in the UFC over the years, including instances where the fighter didn’t even make it to the octagon before delivering the knockout blow that would take them out of the fight.