CJ Hancock died in LFA cage last night and was resuscitated.
I’d say you had a rough night of competing in MMA if you die afterward. CJ Hancock had that rough night last night when he died and had to be resuscitated.
Hancock fought on the LFA undercard last night and according to his Facebook, it was almost the last time.
“Well, I died tonight in the cage…. I’m okay. Thanks everyone. I’ll reply when I can. My heart stopped and I had kidney failure. They did CPR and hit me with the EKG twice and brought me back. Still unsure why it happened. I had a hard weight cut. Doc says I shouldn’t fight again…. I’m broken. I guess I’ll just be a coach from now on…. I still plan on competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and BJJ superfights when I get better. Thanks to everyone that supported me!”
This story is flying way under the radar, but if Hancock had actually died it would have been devastating. Devastating for those close to him as well as the sport of MMA. It would once again bring the dangers of weight cutting to light. This hot topic is being wildly ignored by sanctioning bodies and the problem seems to be getting worse.
Ariel Helwani said it best a few weeks ago when he posed the question about whether or not someone has to die first, before there is a change. It came really close to fruition last night. REALLY close.