Video: Post-fight celebrations end with a nasty fall from the top of the cage by a fighter


Fighters take note: The cage wall is not for climbing and definitely NOT for standing on.

While plenty of fighters have made use of the cage for post-fight celebrations, whether it be simply sitting on top with arms raised in triumph or to assist with a dazzling flip back onto the mats, Kazakh fighter Teymur Zhaparov was given a harsh reminder that the parameters of the cage shouldn’t be toyed with.

Zhaparov scaled the fence to win the unanimous victory over Zhakhongir Nazanov Sunday, at the Octagon League Show in Almaty (Kazakhstan), but he could only manage to fall onto the fencing and slip to the other side.

Watch the frightening blooper in the video above.

It’s not clear what Zhaparov tried to accomplish, but it was disastrous for the flyweight. Fortunately, it appears that Zhaparov was unharmed and able to sheepishly make his exit.

The good news for Zhaparov? That was his eighth straight win and his pro record now stands at a healthy 12-3-1.

A free replay of Octagon 41, is available at YouTube ..