2024 PFL Europe 1 video: Lackadaisical fighter pays price for casually starting bout with hands down

Is Mickaël Groguhe doing OK?

It’s a fair question not just because he suffered a brutal knockout Thursday at 2024 PFL Europe 1 in Paris, but also because … what the hell was he thinking?

Look what happened to Groguhe when he casually strolled to the center of the cage with his hands down as his heavyweight bout with Islem Masraf began (via X):

First-round head-kick knockout in 10 seconds!

As PFL play-by-play man Sean O’Connel noted on the replay, Groguhe walked out “like he was on his way to purchase a newspaper” (via X).

Truly bizarre – and embarrassing.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie