One week ago, on May 22, 2013 Reggie "The Wreckker" Cardiel lost his fight with neuroendrocrine cancer. He left behind a 12 year old son and a 19 year old daughter. He left behind a family, training buddies, friends, and students that will never be the same.
I had the honor of calling Reggie my friend. Saying he loved MMA was an understatement. It was his life. And he loved this place. His daughter and sister told me that he considered this place to be like his family.
Many members of the UG have been asking what they can do to help his family. A fund has been set up to help his children and the Cardiel family during this time. All donations will go to the Cardiel family.