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16th Jul 2017

Conor McGregor’s teammate knocked out by a throw at UFC Glasgow

This is very unique

Darragh Murphy

You don’t see that every day.

Charlie Ward’s next fight may well take place outside the UFC after he failed get a win with his second opportunity in the Octagon at UFC Glasgow.

Twice now, the SBG welterweight and close friend of Conor McGregor was knocked unconscious in the first round of a UFC fight, having made his promotional debut last November.

The 36-year-old featured on the preliminary portion of the UFC Glasgow card against flashy striker Galore Bofando and fell victim to one of the strangest knockouts you’re going to see all year.

Keen to close the distance and limit the tricky movement of Bofando, Ward finally got a hold of his opponent and looked to be pursuing a takedown from the clinch.

But Ward hadn’t accounted for the explosive athleticism of Bofando, who used a whizzer to throw the Irishman to the mat.

In bizarre circumstances, Ward landed headfirst on the canvas and the impact knocked him unconscious immediately.

A few follow-up shots for good measure gave the referee no option but to wave the contest off.

You don’t often see a knockout like that.