Shawn Tompkins last training footage

source: bloodyelbow.com
 

 

Gamma Labs have been giving fighters Flip cameras. The fighters film themselves training and using Gamma Labs products, return the camera, and the video goes up on the company's Youtube page. One of the fighters they gave a Flip camera to was Chris Horodecki. This video was shot just a few days before Tompkins passed.

Horodecki's coming off his victory over Chris Saunders in Bellator, and he's back in camp just a couple weeks after the fight.

We're all aware, somewhere deep in the recesses of our mind, of our own mortality. We try to ignore it, but sometimes it's a fact we cannot avoid. It's the realization that life can be taken away in an instant, in ways we could never have imagined.

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Twelve Gage site profile image  

10/12/11 3:26 PM by Twelve Gage

I did a little bit of reading (not a lot) after his passing; I found an article that cited research stating that athletes under the age of 40 are 8 times more likely to suffer a heart attack than non atheletes under the age of 40. However, after the age of 40 the roles reverse. Regardless his passing was suprising and a very sad event. The MMA community lost a great trainer.

Sprawl'n'Stall site profile image  

10/12/11 1:32 PM by Sprawl'n'Stall

Damn I feel even more depressed after watching that whole video. It's like I just don't get it that he could have died like that.

JDSFTW site profile image  

10/12/11 1:25 PM by JDSFTW

Wow. There has to be more to the story than just a heart attack. He looks very healthy on the outside. It had to be some meds he was taking or something

Sprawl'n'Stall site profile image  

10/12/11 1:24 PM by Sprawl'n'Stall

Many athletes death from heart attacks/enlarged hearts have scared the shit out of me.His death scared me the worst probably because any of us doing some MMA are in pretty amazing shape compared to Joe Average out there. He was a coach, not an active fighter, but his fighters are known for their cardio, and I'm sure he was quite the stud too. Yet he fell to this. WTF can one do? It's always ear right, exercise and blabla. Well, many of us doing all that still seems to go down to this. It plain sucks.R.I.P.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

10/12/11 1:20 PM by chaplinshouse

:( respect

bosnianbjj site profile image  

10/12/11 1:11 PM by bosnianbjj

haert atack is a bitch shawn looked in a pretty good shapeso it could get anyone

mmavixen site profile image  

10/12/11 1:09 PM by mmavixen

This is heartbreaking to watch because you really get a sense of Tompkins' passion for the sport and for training his fighters.  I don't think the MMA community will ever get over this loss. RIP Shawn Tompkins

joshn2484 site profile image  

10/12/11 1:03 PM by joshn2484

ttt

twodragunns site profile image  

10/12/11 12:53 PM by twodragunns

Shawn was a friend to me and many others and his passing is still something we're all trying to grasp. Shawn was admired by so many people for his undying devoting to the sport of MMA and by the people whom he trained. He will always be remembered for who he was and what he accomplished as a top tier trainer in the sport. RIP coach, we all miss you so very much, but know you're looking down @ us and smiling. This great man passed away way too soon and those that knew him personally are still and may never totally grasp the fact that he's gone ...... I know every day that I'm one of those people.

ACalandrelli site profile image  

10/12/11 11:46 AM by ACalandrelli

RIP great video but very sad to think he is gone



 

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