Jamie Varner reports death in gym


One of Jamie Varner's sparring partners, Sam Young, died in the gym of apparent heart issues. A stunned Varner posted the news via social networks.

Jamie Varner  @jamievarner
Tonight was a very tragic night 3 minutes after this pic was taken one of my fellow warriors had a fatal heart issue and passed away in the ring. I'm very sad but I will have u know this guy helped change my life and was my main sparring partner for my last fight! #Igotsam #ripsamyoung @will_is_working "We will mourn but will keep our eyes to the sky for Sam. Prayers out to his family." He left behind a wife and 2 beautiful little girls. I'm very sad right now and this is the first time I've ever seen anyone pass away! Don't take life for granted live everyday like it's ur last, bec u never know when it really is!

One of my teammates posted this pic. About 5 seconds later is when Sam fell and I ran to his side then called 911. It still hasn't fully hit me but I'm thinking about trying to create a #samyoungfoundation to help support his family, young athletes and to create awareness of potential cardiovascular issues. Lets know ur thoughts and if u have any knowledge on how to go about doing something like this. Thanks for all the kind words and support, I am going to push harder and I'm getting this win and donating a large portion of my win bonus to his family!


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SC MMA MD site profile image  

7/29/13 12:59 PM by SC MMA MD

http://fundly.com/m2/sam-young-s-family-support-ffund  clickable link to donate.  Over $11,000 donated so far!

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7/29/13 12:44 PM by ajl416az


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7/29/13 2:38 AM by garrote


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7/29/13 2:20 AM by ajl416az


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7/29/13 1:58 AM by ajl416az

TTThere is the online link for our fundraiser for Sam's familyhttp://fundly.com/sam-young-s-family-support-fund?fb_scrape

SC MMA MD site profile image  

7/27/13 11:18 PM by SC MMA MD

Has not been announced yet. When and if his cause of death is made public, there will be more information about the condition and what screening, if any, exists for it

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7/27/13 11:15 PM by 56sav

RIP to this young man. Not to be disrespectful but I am interested in the condition which caused his demise, mainly to help prevent it in myself & others, if possible. Does anybody know?

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7/27/13 8:44 PM by mje364

Sad... Rip

Moldiver site profile image  

7/27/13 5:54 PM by Moldiver

Sad to hear stories like this, a friend dropped dead in the gym when we were at sparring class few years back, it was a hard thing to see and get over. RIP

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7/27/13 4:57 PM by The Last Emperor

Terrible news. I take medication for PVC's and a high heart rate so it's always scary to hear stuff like this. I know this fight is going to be tough for Jamie, but I'm thinking he's going to put it all on the line for his friend.RIP Sam and good luck to Jamie.