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WATCH - Cocky MMA fighter begins dancing in the Octagon and gets knocked out cold

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Taunting your opponent in Mixed Martial Arts is always a risky move.

On Saturday night during a British Challenge MMA event in Colchester, amateur fighter Joe Harding learned that lesson the hard way.

Harding was up against French fighter Johan Segas in a bout for the interim featherweight title.

Having connected with a headkick and following that up with a left jab, Harding was full of confidence and bullishly began dancing inside the octagon.

However this taunting left the hometown fighter wide open allowing his opponent Segas to connect with a brutal headkick of his own knocking Harding out in the process.

After extensive medical checks Harding was eventually able to leave the octagon of his own accord.

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