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WATCH: Referee knocked out during Muay Thai fight in Beirut, Lebanon

Referee knocked out – April 2, 2017

A referee was accidentally knocked out during the Lebanese Muay Thai Arab Championship finals on Sunday in Beirut, Lebanon.

Kru Yai Rocky Kiblawi (Rocky K) in the green shorts and red shin guards was declared the tournament champion.  His opponent threw a spinning backfist that knocked the official down.  The fight was called off after other officials entered the ring to check on the referee.

The unfortunate knockout takes place just seconds into the video above.

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