Former IFL veteran and Combat in the Cage heavyweight champion, Shane Ott, passed away Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Ott, 36-years-old, was survived by his son and held a professional MMA record of 3-3. He last competed on March 19, 2008 where he dropped a TKO loss to Carlton Haselrig at Battle Cage Xtreme in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Here is what Jon Murphy, a friend and training partner of Ott, posted on the Underground (www.mma.tv
) about the tragic loss of his friend:
“Not sure how many of you guys knew of Shane. The hardcore guys, East Coast MMA scene people, and some guys on here I know personally and so did Shane.
Just want to take a moment and inform you guys of his passing yesterday. He was in a terrible motorcycle accident early Sunday morning. From what I hear, doc's did all they could to save him, but his injuries were too severe and he eventually succumbed to his injuries.