Man Dies After MMA Bout In South Dakota

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FastKnockout
5/30/12 12:43:09PM
A man has died after his fifth MMA fight since taking up the sport only roughly a year ago. Dustin Jenson died after a brain injury following a loss at a May 18 South Dakota MMA event.

Rapid City Journal with the sad details:

Dustin Jenson, 26, was participating in full-contact fights at a RingWars event May 18 when he tapped out - a signal to end the fight. According to his mother-in-law, Violet Schieman, Jensen then watched the next two fights before going to the locker room area, where he suffered a seizure.

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Schieman said medical personnel determined that Jenson had increased pressure on his brain and put him in a medically induced coma before surgery was performed to relieve pressure. He was declared dead May 24 and was taken off life support the next day, Schieman said.

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Schieman, who was not at the fight, said her daughter, Jenson's wife Rebecca Jenson, and several others told her the violence in the fight was "nothing out of the ordinary."

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postman
5/30/12 1:21:54PM
Very sad and the unfortunate reality of fighting
KungFuMaster
5/30/12 1:48:52PM
I recently learned many people have a weak blood vessel in their brains and do not know it.

It is difficult to screen for these sort of things but I can see a successful promotional company like the ufc doing more detail screenings of their fighters in the future, if they are not doing so already, to help prevent such accidents.

pmoney
5/30/12 2:04:45PM
Even though you know this can happen, it's still impossible to prepare for. That's the nature of all sports though.
tcunningham
5/31/12 2:30:42AM
these are the kinds of things that very detrimental to our sport. its a tragedy, for both the sport and his family.
sbulldavid
5/31/12 10:34:39PM
This kid was a member at the same gym I use, I didn't know him personally but it's a tragedy that somebody could die doing something that they love to do.