MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos - View Single Post - MMA fighter dies after fight
View Single Post
post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-12-2014, 08:00 PM
Spite's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Great Britain
Posts: 2,612
It was the Ukraine not Russia

31-year-old Douglas Dedge was an American mixed martial artist who was the first known American competitor to be fatally injured in an MMA fight and the first death in the modern era of MMA. On March 16, 1998 Dedge competed at an unsanctioned "World Super Challenge" event in Kiev, Ukraine. After tapping out to strikes, Dedge stood and almost immediately collapsed back to the mat. Dedge was then taken to the Kiev Institute of Surgery where he died two days later on March 18 of what the chief emergency room doctor termed "severe brain injuries".
Dedge was reported to have passed out during a training session leading up to the bout and it is now widely believed (though never officially confirmed) that Dedge had a preexisting medical condition.
After doing a search there have been a few deaths... according to wiki anyway

Spite is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome