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MMA: Fighter Justin Thornton Dies Weeks After Shocking KO

ANDwrestler Justin Thornton, 38, has died after staying in hospital for more than a month after failing to injuries sustained after a brutal KO in


ANDwrestler Justin Thornton, 38, has died after staying in hospital for more than a month after failing to injuries sustained after a brutal KO in his last boxing match without gloves, a fighting modality that mixes mixed martial arts and boxing.

That fight took place on August 20. At the BKFC 20 evening, held in Mississippi, Dillon Cleckler knocked out Thornton in just 19 seconds. The organization’s president, Dave Feldman, has confirmed the fighter’s death in a statement. “We have been sadly notified of the death of one of our fighters, Justin Thornton. We join the rest of the combat sports community and send our condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Although the first injuries pointed to paralysis problems, days later there were complications from an infection that reached the spinal cord and that has led to multiorgan failure and death.

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