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    We lost one of our own



    Zapruder took his own life just a few days ago. Many of you knew him from the forums and Throwdowns.

    This has already devastated a lot of people who know each other through our community. I know it's the Internet, and there's more than a digital-arm's length between everyone here, but we all still form real bonds with each other, even if they're adversarial. We can do better, as a community, to support each other. Life's fucking hard, and macho bullshit makes it even harder; much harder than it needs to be.

    Here's a link to his GoFundMe page to support the people who've been left struggling with this. Whether or not you give, at least take some time this week to reach out to your brothers--literal and figurative--and check on them. Some of us are better at keeping in touch than others. (I'm fucking awful at it myself.)

    https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-lo...beautiful-soul

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    First time I met him was at the San Antonio/San Marcos? throwdown. Can't believe a guy like him would ever feel that level of despair, just goes to show it can hit anyone, any time.
    RIP comrade.
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    Wow, that's awful. I've known a handful of people who had done the same, and they all seemed to be doing fine.

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    That's terrible. This will be indescribably difficult for those that were around him.
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    Rest in peace my friend.
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    Rest in peace.

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    Zap and I have communicated many times over the years. I worked his corner during an MMA match in Las Vegas. He was an extremely easy going and fun loving guy. I literally broke down yesterday in front of my fight team shortly after finding this out. I wish I could have been there for him.

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    That’s terrible .

    RIP man
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    Holy ****, poor guy. I only really knew him through familiarity on here. He must have been in an awful place and it just goes to show how insidious the dark cloud can be. I wish his family all the best.
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    Wow...
    May you find your peace Zap.

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