Heartbreaking news is rippling throughout the MMA world. Following an amateur heavyweight bout on Saturday night, Donshay White collapsed before passing away hours later.
Having competed in a heavyweight fight, White was stopped in the second round via TKO. Having suffered several blows, he failed to protect himself and left the referee with no choice but to stop the fight.
According to Bluegrass MMA, White left the arena unassisted and seemed to be okay. However, alarm bells were raised after the fighter collapsed backstage.
Ambulances rushed the heavyweight fighter to hospital where he later passed away. As of now, the cause of death is unknown.
While this is much more significantly terrible news for White’s friends and family, it will also come as a major disappointment to MMA fans as this is sure to bring the sport more bad press.
MMA as a sport struggles at times to receive correct recognition and this will only serve as an additional stick to beat it with.
This comes just over a year after MMA fighter Joao Carvalho passed away following a bout in Dublin.
But for now, that is not the major concern, a man’s life has been cut short in tragic circumstances.
RIP Donshay White.
Kevin Daly, Pundit Arena