Tyrone Mims Dies After Competing In A Regional MMA Bout
Amateur MMA fighter Tyrone “Teesta” Mims died Saturday night soon after a loss at a regional event in South Carolina.
In what is bad news for the world of MMA, Tyrone Mims died on Saturday night after an amateur bout in South Carolina.
Mims died immediately following his fight with Blake Poore for “Conflict MMA Promotions: Fight Night at the Point 6.”
The referee apparently stopped the fight because Mims looked fatigued. Mims was unresponsive backstage before he was taken by paramedics to Medical University Hospital. He was then pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
Deaths in MMA are uncommon but do happen, often-times in unsanctioned events. If anything can derail the one of the biggest sports in the world, it’s a death in the ring on a big stage.
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The cause of death is unknown, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Georgia Boy’s Grits-n-Glory, the event’s streaming partner, released a statement.
“The promoters and the South Carolina Fight Commission consulted with the fighters and all involved and decided as a result of the death of one of their own we should call off the rest of the fights,” Georgia Boy’s Grits-n-Glory, stated yesterday. “The promoters and the Athletic Commission did everything in their power according to protocol, and this accident was beyond their control. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you’ll understand as we deal with the gravity of the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with ‘Teesta’ and his immediate family, which include his five children.”