The men died in two separate incidents in India on Sunday.
The first victim was tying blades to his rooster’s feet ahead of a fight in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh when, scared by the crowd, it started flapping.
It sliced his leg and wrist, causing him to start bleeding heavily.
The 43-year-old was rushed to hospital, where he died.
Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man was in the audience of a cockfight in East Godavari when he was pounced on by one of the featured critters.
It left deep cuts on his body, and he died on the way to hospital, reports New Indian Express.
Cops are investigating both deaths.
Cockfighting is popular in India’s South-East, with many people watching shows during the Hindu festival Sankranti – which falls on January 15.
Indian authorities made the vicious sport illegal in 1960, with courts upholding the ban in 2016.
In 2018, however, the Supreme Court gave the green light for cockfighting to be held in a traditional way – without blades and gambling.
But despite it being forbidden many still opt to strap knives to their prized birds.
One fan told New Indian Express: “Cockfights are the biggest attractions in Godavari and parts of Krishna and Guntur districts during the three-day Sankranti festival.
“My family and I have come to Bhimavaram all the way from Bengaluru to witness the game live.”
It comes after six people were horrifically sliced to death by glass-encrusted kite strings after a blood-drenched festival in India.
Three children, including a baby, are among the dead after the day of celebration in Gujarat turned sinister on Saturday.
The spectators’ throats were sliced open by the razor-sharp strings used by “kite fighters” at the annual Uttarayan festival.
Huge crowds had gathered to watch the spectacle in the sky, where participants battle to slice their opponent’s cords.
The mid-air tussle for triumph tragically saw two baby girls, aged two and three, and a boy, seven, bleed to death in front of their helpless parents.
Hundreds of participants positioned themselves on terraces and rooftops to send their kites soaring before chaos erupted.