Monday, August 15, 2011

Distinguished MMA coach Shawn Tompkins dead at 37

Shawn Tompkins, notable MMA striking coach, has passed away.. The news broke late Sunday night via Mike Strata's twitter
1st tweet - Guys, it is with great sadness that I report the passing of our great friend & trainer Shawn Tompkins. Details developing. Autopsy pending.
2nd tweet - Details are pending Shawn was in Ca with the team. That's all right now. I spoke with Emilie Tompkins and Sam Stout.
 Shawn was married to Emilia Tompkins, who is Sam Stout's sister. Details are still unclear but according to John Gunderson, Tompkins "didn't wake up". It was made official when Mike Goldberg, UFC commentator, said on air that Shawn had passed away.

I know this is a big blow to the MMA world, Shawn has trained many fighters including one of my best friends, who I actually broke the news to me last night.



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Henry said...

I hope it wasn't some kind of internal bleeding

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Shame, 37 is way too young, RIP.

Diego Sousa said...

sad news


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