A fighter in Michigan competing recently on a mixed MMA and kickboxing card suffered life threatening injury during a kickboxing bout. His family feels the promotion did not take reasonable precautions, and that the lack of state Regulation was a contrinbuting factor as well.
Now the promoter has come on the Underground to present his side of the issue.
RE: Amateur MMA promotion almost killed my brother
Member Since: 4/1/12
For all of those who read this original thread and have been screaming for the names of the promoters to be hung for this, here i will give you every detail you need...
And for those of you who saw past an obviously one-sided story based upon one spectators emotion's and conclusions of what he FELT happened the night of his brothers kickboxing match,and waited for the other side- the FACTS, to come to the surface before posting and reposting this story to various social media sites and drawing more negative attention to the Michigan mma scene, we salute YOU!!
This event was organized by myself (Patrick Brousseau) and co/promoter Steve Lowe, under the association of Absolute Kombat Club & Absolute Results Health Club. We place the utmost importance on the health of our fighters being the number 1 priority before, during and after competition. I am only writing this reply to state facts and reverse the false statements written before.
I will not name the fighter or his team/coaches out of respect for him and the horrible medical situation he has been through.I will simply refer to him as "fighter x"
So here are the facts - Nobody was ever lied to about this fighters opponent, not him, his coaches, or team members.
Fighter x was given a complete medical examination before and after his match. Our lead nurse, as she may appear very youthfull and vibrant is actually a 26 yr old registered nurse as she has been for some time now. We had two other qualified medics/EMT'S on scene for any medical emergencys to back her up if necessary.
During the post fight evaluation our lead nurse noticed "fighter x" had restricted and unresponsive pupils and requested EMS take him to the hospital immediately. An EMS vehicle WAS on call parked 1/8 mile down the road and arrived very fast. "fighterx" was out the door and on the way to the hospital within ten minutes.
Upon his arrival and evaluation at the emergency room i spoke with his coach who was told "fighterx" would need immediate surgery to relieve swelling on his brain due to a pre-existing medical issue that had been happening without anyone's knowledge and would have been next to impossible to detect unless he was put through a CT scan prior to fighting that night.
Could a kickboxing match have aggravated his condition? Absolutely, no question whatsoever.
Our medical staff as well as everyone involved in working at this event have been deeply saddened by this tragedy, nevertheless I will not allow their professional demeanor to be questioned. Our medical staff did a great job that night and made a quick call based on his condition and need for further treatment.
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