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Charlie Brenneman's best friend passed away just 24 hours before UFC on FX 3 fight against Erick Silva

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This past Friday night (June 8, 2012), UFC welterweight Charlie Brenneman squared off against top Brazilian prospect Erick Silva in the co-main event of UFC on FX 3 in Sunrise, Florida.

Brenneman would put forth a spirited effort, challenging Silva more than he'd ever been tested inside the Octagon, but unfortunately "The Spaniard" would succumb to a late first round rear naked choke.

Little did we know, he had quite a bit more on his mind at the time.

Don Messing, the head of No Limits Personal Training, who was Brenneman's strength and conditioning coach as well as one of his best friends, had passed away due to a heart attack in the middle of the night, barely 24 hours before Brenneman's main card bout.

Brenneman discussed his relationship with Messing in a very emotional blog post on his website. Here's a snippet:


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Post #1   6/11/12 5:02:43PM   

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Oh shit, I had no idea. My heart goes out to his family

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Post #2   6/11/12 5:16:24PM   

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Heavy stuff there. I hope he bounces back strong from this. I can't imagine having to go through all he did leading up to a big fight.

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I cant imagine how tough it is to lose someone that close and then go out and try to perform to your fullest capabilities on a national stage.

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All the best wishes to Charlie! That must be tough for him

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That sucks I hope Charlie comes back stronger

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Charlies a warrior. Dude took a fight with Story on a days notice and won while Story was on a roll and now this? If we could prop fighters here he'd get a bunch from me. God bless everyone affected with the loss of his friend.

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Posted by Wallass

Charlies a warrior. Dude took a fight with Story on a days notice and won while Story was on a roll and now this? If we could prop fighters here he'd get a bunch from me. God bless everyone affected with the loss of his friend.



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hate to be insensitive because death always sucks but excuses suck even more imo

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That sucks for Charlie, I couldn't imagine the nerves, going into the fight....

Even under normal circumstances, I would still pick Silva 10/10 times, the guy is on fire in the UFC

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Posted by the-king

hate to be insensitive because death always sucks but excuses suck even more imo



He made it very clear this wasnt to be made an excuse. And excuses are worse than the death of a best friend? Not in my books.

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Posted by Budgellism


Posted by the-king

hate to be insensitive because death always sucks but excuses suck even more imo



He made it very clear this wasnt to be made an excuse. And excuses are worse than the death of a best friend? Not in my books.

He wasn't say that's why he lost he's just hurting right now and its on his mind

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by the-king

hate to be insensitive because death always sucks but excuses suck even more imo



He made it very clear this wasnt to be made an excuse. And excuses are worse than the death of a best friend? Not in my books.

He wasn't say that's why he lost he's just hurting right now and its on his mind




i didnt read it and therefore will exept im wrong to assume hes using it as an excuse my bad,,,,,but yes excuses are the worst

Post #13   6/13/12 1:28:13AM