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    Nigerian Fighter dies in Canadian MMA Event


    We've got a lot of Canadians around here; if anyone has more info on the event and the fighter, please share it.

    A 35-year-old man collapsed and died Saturday after losing a mixed martial arts fight in Port Huron.

    Port Huron Police Lt. Duane Loxton said emergency crews were called to the American Legion on Sixth Street at about 9:30 p.m. after the fighter collapsed a few minutes after his bout.

    The man was living in Canada but is from Nigeria. His name has not been released pending notification of his family.

    Loxton said the fight was ended by a judge’s ruling in the third round. The man had lost the fight, but he and his opponent were believed to be evenly matched. After the decision, the man told a trainer that he wasn’t feeling well and later collapsed. A paramedic at the American Legion administered aid before emergency crews arrived.

    Loxton said an autopsy was conducted Sunday.

    Cause and manner of the man’s death have not yet been determined. Loxton said lab results are pending.

    The American Legion and Jamie Forton, the contact listed on the Amateur Fighting Club website, declined comment Monday.

    Via Lansing State Journal

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    The Nigerian name Elochukwu means "God's Plan."


    Ontario man dies after amateur MMA debut

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    A thirty-five-year-old Ontario resident died after competing in his first amateur mixed martial arts bout in Port Huran, Mich., on Friday.

    Nigerian-born Pablo Elochukwu, who recently moved to Ontario in 2012, was apparently very excited to compete in his first MMA bout. Unfortunately, it would be his last.

    The heavyweight, who sources say weighed 265 pounds for his MMA debut on Friday and was also a three-time gold-medal winner on the local grappling circuit, was competing in an unsanctioned event in Port Huron, Mich. According to sources, neither he nor his opponent was required to undergo pre-fight medicals for their bout.

    The first two rounds were said to have been mostly grappling, but the inexperienced fighters both began showcasing signs of fatigue, especially in between rounds two and three.

    Sometime in the third round, Elochukwu was mounted and was not intelligently defending what were deemed to be soft hammer fists. The referee made the decision to halt the bout, potentially believing that Pablo was not going to be able to improve the position he was in.

    Elochukwu appeared to be fine during the announcement of the final decision and walked away on his own accord, albeit, with some assistance to ensure the fatigued fighter could make it to a seat.

    When he did sit down, those around him noticed something was wrong and offered him some orange juice, believing his blood sugar may have dropped significantly. He then fell off the chair, where paramedics were called in to assist.

    They showed up within minutes and apparently revived him, but took him away to be safe, likely to the nearest hospital. Shortly thereafter, Elochukwu passed away, and it is currently unknown if he did so en route to the hospital, or at the medical facility.

    An autopsy was expected to be performed Monday to determine the cause of death.


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    Wow! That really sucks! I hate it for him, his friends, and his family!
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    These things are tragedies and my prayers go out to the man and his family and friends. The MMA community must be vigilante and make sure this does not occur, these fighters must have physicals by Doctors, and M.D's ringside.

    Not knowing what happened to the poor guy, such as a heart condition, it will help for all to know just what happened to him. My prayers also go out to his opponent, who I hope and pray understands it wasn't his fault in any way.
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    This was not a Canadian event but was held in Michigan.
    RIP sir.
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    Canadian event

    This was not a Canadian event but was held in Michigan.
    RIP sir.
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    Same thing happened here with a fighter in one of my area's largest MMA gym. He died of a heart attack right after a fight. Stuff like this make me realize how short life is.
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    Autopsy results:

    http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/stor...r-autopsy.html

    An autopsy has revealed that the Hamilton man who died shortly after a Mixed Martial Arts event in Port Huron, Mich. back in April died as a result of a heart malfunction.

    The St. Clair County Medical Examiners office in Port Huron issued a press release Tuesday stating that Felix Nchikwo had a cardiac arrhythmic disorder that caused sudden cardiac death. An arrhythmia is a change in the regular beat of the heart and is not considered to be a heart attack.

    The press release said Felix Nchikwo collapsed shortly after a MMA fight in Port Huron on April 7, 2013 and was taken to Port Huron Hospital for treatment. He died a short time later.

    The 35-year-old resident of Hamilton, Ont., who fought under the name Felix Pablo Elochukwu, lasted three rounds in the ring. Officials stopped the fight when Nchikwo showed signs he was having difficulty defending himself.

    "He just had an MMA fight and he got a little exhausted and the fight was stopped," said Rick Joslin, founder of Joslin's Martial Arts, the gym where Nchikwo trained.

    "He was perfectly alright. He just got tired at the end, got a little dizzy. They gave him some juice and then he collapsed forward."

    Joslin said Nchikwo, born in Nigeria, was a nice man who was quiet. "But he was a big boy and I think maybe the over-exertion from the fight was a little too much for him at that time.”

    The AFC confirmed Nchikwo's death on its Facebook page.

    "We lost a member of our MMA family and we would like to take this time to honour him," the posting read.

    "This is a tragic turn of events. We will keep his family and friends in our prayers and we ask you to do the same. May God be with them in this devastating time of loss.”
    Studied in Newfoundland

    Nchikwo was living in Canada on a student visa. He had been studying at Memorial University in Newfoundland before moving to Hamilton about two years ago to pursue a career in MMA.

    He was employed as a private security guard for a DJ who worked in several clubs on George Street, a hub for nightlife in St. John's.

    “He came into our lives out of the blue, then he became a friend very quickly and he was well respected,” said Seamus Dooley, 26, who runs Flo Lounge, a bar where Nchikwo became a familiar face. "I would describe him as a gentle giant, no doubt."

    Nchikwo got interested in MMA after a friend told him he'd be good at the sport, Dooley said.

    “The more he looked into it, the more excited he got about it.”
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