There’s a reason the referee tells fighters to “protect yourselves at all times.”

Armenian Harut Grigorian neglected this advice, and as a result took a blinding punch from Dutch kickboxer Murthel Groenhart that ended the bout in the second round but also found Groenhart getting pounded on random spectators.

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Correction (5:43 p.m.): The individuals previously identified as Grigorian’s corner men have been established to actually be spectators who entered the ring from the crowd to attack Groenhart.

[ESPN2]