Critically injured fighter improving


Dan "The King" Kiser lost to Frankie Johnson at No Mercy II in Detroit Lakes, Minn on May 24, via rear naked choke in the first round. Kiser's Impact Fighting Championship featherweight title was not on the line, as Johnson failed to make weight.

Kiser was upkicked twice by Johnson, replied that he was OK when asked by the ref, went for a leglock, lost position in a scramble, and was choked. The ref quickly called a close to the fight.

Kiser underwent surgery in Fargo, ND to relieve pressure on his brain. has a progress report.

Doctors said his recovery in the first 10 days has been remarkable, according to family members.

Jeremy Bjornberg, Kiser's manager, said the fighter is off life support and "getting better each day."

Bjornberg said Tuesday, "Dan is a lot better, moving his hands, he's awake and talking."

Dan Kiser Sr. of Fargo said his son had made certain he was insured, but that medical bills will total hundreds of thousands of dollars.

"Danny right now is improving ... fighting for quality of life," the elder Kiser said.

Doctors have told the family the next 30 to 45 days will be critical in knowing what his future holds.

"When Daniel was taken out of the ring, he was not breathing. He was on a respirator, 100 percent," Dan Kiser Sr. said. "Doctors say he will have some deficits. More will be known as the trachea gets better and rehab goes on.

"It is in God's hands. The doctors have said my son was in great shape ... superb cardiovascular condition."

His manager said he believes each fighter is covered by $10,000 to $20,000 insurance for the MMA bouts.

He admitted, "It won't be enough."

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Anyone wishing to send a card, is invited to send it to:
Dan Kiser
c/o - Impact Fighting Championship
547 S 7th st # 378
Bismarck ND 58504

A GoFundMe site has been set up to raise money to help Kiser, his fiancée, and their two little girls. The site has so far raised $4,850.00 of the intended $25,000.00.

The Nevada raised Kiser fights out of Wisconsin, and trains at Tom Schmitz's Spartan Martial Arts in Minn.

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jefft73 site profile image  

6/30/14 1:01 AM by jefft73

Just got back from the show, huge success! From what it sounds like Dan is beating the odds and the doctors are calling him a miracle. His dad spoke and it was really touching. I had no idea what bad shape he was in and how far he has already come and what crazy odds he has already beaten.

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6/21/14 1:07 AM by jefft73

Thanks, I saw that! Only thing we might need are a couple more raffle items. I think we should be good though, a couple schools are donating a free month of training, someone is bringing a bunch of different gift cards, we've got Twins tickets. So we should be good, just keep spreading the word I guess but man from what I've been hearing the place should be packed. I've done a couple of these comedy benefits and so far this is the best lineup I've had IMO. I can't wait to get up there and do my thing for all those maniacs. All the Twin Cities OGers (we'll make an exception and allow UGers too) should try to make it out. Its only $10 a ticket.

Kurle site profile image  

6/20/14 1:20 PM by Kurle

shared on the Impact page... I'll keep plugging it. if you need anything else, just let me know.

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6/19/14 11:13 PM by SC MMA MD

Bump for tomekeuro85

12SixElbow site profile image  

6/19/14 4:43 PM by 12SixElbow

I know its not much, but I hope it helps some!     

jefft73 site profile image  

6/19/14 2:46 PM by jefft73

Hey Kurle, I have the facebook invite done. I'm sure we must have mutual friends. If you want to friend me so I can send it to you I'm Jeff Talberg. Otherwise it will be up on the Spartan fb page any minute now.

Kurle site profile image  

6/16/14 10:22 AM by Kurle

I picked these up today. Absolutely awesome. I'll be outbidding someone for one of them for sure.

Satanslayer site profile image  

6/9/14 2:26 PM by Satanslayer

Been praying for you and your family.Speedy recovery.

jefft73 site profile image  

6/9/14 1:40 PM by jefft73

You got it. We'll have a facebok one for sure. I'll send you anything I have.

12SixElbow site profile image  

6/9/14 11:29 AM by 12SixElbow

Sending his package for auction items today!