BKFC fighter Justin Thornton dies after brutal KO loss

Veteran fighter Justin Thornton dies after violent KO loss at BKFC 20

BKFC heavyweight fighter Justin Thornton has died at the age of 38, weeks after he was knocked out by Dillon Cleckler during the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event on Aug. 20 in Mississippi.

According to MMA Fighting, Thornton was partially paralyzed after the fight and he remained hospitalized for several weeks.

The fight took just 18 seconds to put the 38-year old out cold, the scene was very scary after taking multiple punches to the face, Thornton crashed and he didn’t move for several minutes.

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