Former MMA fighter Justin Thornton dies after being injured in a knockout at BKFC in August, President Dave Feldman Confirmation of MMA on Monday. Thornton was 38 years old.
“This morning we are saddened to learn of the death of one of our fighters, Justin Thornton, who took part in BKFC-20 on August 20, 2021,” Feldman said in a statement Monday. “We join the rest of the war sports community in sending our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”
Thornton appeared in 24 fights in his MMA career, setting a record of 8-16, but in his last fight against Dillon Klecker, a match of his fight in 2013 that Klecker won – 18 seconds in the Thornton match Out of He was later admitted to hospital.
Amber Villiard, who identified herself as someone who has been with the fighter “for the last 7 years and away”, Posted an update On September 23, Thornton’s personal Facebook page stated that he had a stroke, had a tracheotomy, and was on a ventilator, an IV for a lung infection and a spinal cord injury medication.
The exact cause of death was not announced until Wednesday. Thornton first entered the professional boxing scene in 2008, and last won the MMA Fight in 2016 – a five-fight losing streak in the MMA that included five first-round hurdles and two knockout defeats. According to MMA Janki..