Badr Hari’s string of bad luck continues.

Hari, widely regarded as one of the greatest kickboxers of all time, was off to his usual explosive start when he faced Arek Wrzosek in the main event of Glory 78 on Saturday.

The Moroccan unleashed brutal shots to the body of Wrzosek, knocking him down three times in the first round. With Wrzosek in danger of having the fight stopped, he whipped up a Hail Mary left high kick to knock Hari out in what is being dubbed as the greatest comeback in the history of Glory.

— Streetfight Banned-cho (@streetfitebncho) September 4, 2021

The loss marked the former K-1 heavyweight champion’s third straight. He was on the brink of dethroning reigning champion Rico Verhoeven in their 2019 rematch before getting injured.

So what’s next for the kickboxing legend? Well at 36, who knows how much time he has left. But one thing’s for sure, Hari can absolutely still compete with the best, but just can’t seem to catch a break. Perhaps if Verhoeven gets past Alistair Overeem on Oct. 23, Hari can try to close out his trilogy with Overeem in what would certainly be a big fight.

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