A fighter has died from cutting weight!
Weight cutting has always been a hot topic when it comes to mixed martial arts.
On numerous occasions, fighters have been forced into the hospital after destroying their bodies while attempting to make weight.
With that said terrible news has struck the mixed martial arts community today, as a Scottish Muay Thai boxer was found dead on Sunday in a heavy sweatsuit that police speculate brought on a heat stroke.
The victim has been identified by police as Jordan Donald. However, a search of a Facebook account names the fighter as Jordan Coe.
(Photo from Jordan Coe Facebook account)
The Bangkok Post was first to report the news stating the following information.
The boxer, known by his ring name of Jordan Lamnammoon Muay Thai, was wearing a thick outfit when he left the hotel, and it was still in place when his body was discovered.
Trainer Kritchai Kritnok told police that the Scot went out with the heavy clothing to try to shred three kilogrammes so that he could meet the 61-kg limit for a bout on Sunday.
A resort owner told police that the man left at 11.30am on Saturday, according to Channel 3.
Doctors at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, who conducted a preliminary autopsy on the boxer, believed that he suffered a shock to his system due to severe dehydration from jogging in the scorching sun.
Jordan was scheduled to fight Khon Bola, a Cambodian boxer, at a temporary boxing venue at Wat Pong Din Sor in Muang district on Sunday night in the Sa-ngam Asean fight.
“Fighting this Sunday on Sa-ngam ASEAN promotion in Korat,” he wrote on his Facebook account from Ubon Ratchathani on Thursday.
“Loving the constant fighting each month. Almost 3 years living in Thailand and with each year, I always learn more and more. Thank you to my team, family, friends and fans for always helping me on my journey.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jordan’s family at this time. RIP.