The entire story of fighter banned after manslaughter conviction

by Ben Fowlkes | source:

Dan McGuane kept waiting for his past to catch up with him again. He knew it would. He just didn't know when, or how, or exactly what would happen when it tapped him on the shoulder once more, reminding him that it had always been right behind him, waiting for the right moment to step up and pull him back to the summer night in 2005 when he and his twin brother killed a man in the streets of Ayer, Mass.

He'd been waiting ever since he first got the call, the one that came through while he was on vacation in Maine. It was his manager, Bill Murphy, saying he had an offer from Bellator. They wanted McGuane to fight a light heavyweight named Mike Mucitelli in Rhode Island in November. Mucitelli was 3-0 as a pro, the same as McGuane. McGuane hadn't fought in more than a year, but this seemed too good to pass up. Bellator would be the biggest organization he'd ever fought in by far. An undercard fight there seemed within arm's reach of the big time. He took the fight right away.

It was a week or so later, when he and his manager were ironing out the details of the contract, that he had to go through the familiar dance of telling a prospective employer about his felony conviction for involuntary manslaughter and the five years he'd spent in prison for it.

"I'm always honest about it," the 28-year-old McGuane told ( "I let everybody know even before I go to a gym or start training with somebody new, because I don't want them to be uncomfortable with it."

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TenOfSwords site profile image  

12/6/12 6:11 AM by TenOfSwords

There was one omission from the article that troubled me: It should have been pointed out that the reference to, and photo of, Mike Mucitelli was not added to the website until after Bellator announced it had pulled McGuane from the fight. This I know from personally following the site.  

youarewhatiswrong site profile image  

12/5/12 8:08 PM by youarewhatiswrong

Wu massacre isn't just like the killer, he's just a perpetual troll, this is what he does in every thread.

elitecmbt site profile image  

12/5/12 7:47 PM by elitecmbt

Wu massacre is just like the killer. Keeps trying to make it seem like no big deal. Next he will say pot smokers are worse than the killer.

willienugget site profile image  

12/5/12 6:41 PM by willienugget

I don't think anybody here is defending the guy. They are defending our laws. He paid his price legally but is always going to be a convicted killer. He has as much right to fight as he did before his conviction. If someone wants to pay him to fight in a cage it is their right to do so. He is not banned from mma.

willienugget site profile image  

12/5/12 6:37 PM by willienugget

Apparantly not in court.

youarewhatiswrong site profile image  

12/5/12 5:55 PM by youarewhatiswrong

One is a mortal crime against the sanctity of creation.The other slightly damages the stock of a sports entertainment corporation.I can see the comparison.Clearly a genius.

Thacommish site profile image  

12/5/12 5:48 PM by Thacommish

No offense but how does damaging the intergrity of the sport equate to killing a person? I dont understand the logic in comparing the 2 or your evidence for why one is worse than the other. damaging the image of something> actually killing people? really?

Wu Massacre site profile image  

12/5/12 5:45 PM by Wu Massacre

i'm actually a genius so you are entitled to your opinion but it's just wrong, it is true that they don't directly hurt others, they mainly harm themselves but they also severely damage the image of the sport, the mentality of those who look up to them, the health of others who use PEDs because they think it is the only way to level the playing fieldovereem is much worse for the sport than dan mcguane

ssj site profile image  

12/5/12 5:42 PM by ssj

Instigating a fight then dealing injuries which eventually killed the man is murder.Anyone defending this piece of shit needs to get a clue

ssj site profile image  

12/5/12 5:42 PM by ssj

and I think you're a dummy, lolHaven't seen anyone on TRT/PED's in MMA kill someone like this douchebag did IRL