MMA fighter dies after losing match

The Associated Press Updated: July 18, 2017 at 6:16 am • Published: July 17, 2017 0
photo - Donshay White, 37, of Radcliff, Kentucky, died Saturday after a fight at the Expo Five Center in Louisville. (Photo: Courtesy Gary Thomas)
Donshay White, 37, of Radcliff, Kentucky, died Saturday after a fight at the Expo Five Center in Louisville. (Photo: Courtesy Gary Thomas)

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — A mixed martial arts fighter has died after losing a match in Kentucky.

Gary Thomas of Hardrock MMA promotions, which put on the event, told The Courier-Journal that 37-year-old Donshay White of Radcliff, Kentucky, died Saturday after competing in a heavyweight match in Louisville against challenger Ricky Muse.

Thomas said White collapsed in the locker room after the fight and was taken to a hospital.

Thomas said officials called the match in Muse’s favor two minutes into the second round.

Media report the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission said in a statement that a licensed physician and first responders treated White immediately following the fight. The commission says it is reviewing details of the incident.

Thomas said White had one previous fight on his record, which he won by knockout.

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