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18th Jan 2016

VIDEO: Ilir Latifi brutally knocks out man who gifted him flowers


Ben Kiely

This is absolutely no way to treat a man who gives you a bouquet of flowers.

On Saturday night, UFC light heavyweights Sean O’Connell and Ilir Latifi engaged in perhaps the least intimidating staredown in MMA history.

O’Connell, who is known for weigh-in gags, stepped up his comedy game yet again by handing the powerful Swede a bouquet of flowers during the obligatory face-off.

But if you thought this was a sign that the fight would also be a friendly affair you would be completely wrong, as Latifi floored his opponent with a tsunami of a haymaker just 30 seconds into their bout at UFC Boston.

The result saw Latifi improve his UFC record to 4-2 while O’Connell’s position in the promotion is somewhat under pressure after going 2-3 inside the Octagon.