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    Roufusport kickboxer Dennis Munson dies following decision loss at Knockout Kings event


    On Friday, March 28 kickboxing promotion Knockout Kings put on an event out of Milwaukee, WI. The main event featured a welterweight bout between Richard Abraham and Jesset Abraham. Prior to the headlining fight, Roufusport product Dennis Munson took on Mike Vang in a bantamweight tilt.

    In the end, Vang got his hand raised after three rounds of action in a majority decision as reported by the KO Kings twitter account. Following two rounds of competitive action, Munson appeared completely out of sorts, according to an eye witness that spoke to Bloody Elbow:

    He shouldn't have been allowed out there for the third round

    It's hard to describe, but at the end of the second (round) he seemed to have gassed very very hard. And when he came out for the third he had his hands down virtually the whole time. When his opponent was trying to strike him he fell into the ropes every time. (He) didn't throw a single punch and barely covered up. But his mannerisms were of someone who was delirious. Like, he had no idea what was going on, where he was, and just on his last breath of life. Seriously. I've never seen someone like that before. I've seen guys get KO'd standing and still walk around, but not like this.

    I turned to my friend as soon as the bell rang of the third round and said, "We just watched a guy die." And i'm really sad that it was true.

    Following the bout, Munson was taken to the hospital. Unfortunately, in the early hours of Saturday, March 29, Munson passed away. The promotion's website recognizes the loss and includes a link to a memorial fund from Roufousport to aid the family with funeral costs. Their statement:

    Our community, our family, has suffered a devastating loss.

    For reasons still unknown to the medical staff that treated him and tried so valiantly to save him,
    Dennis Munson passed away in the early hours of Saturday, March 28 at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
    His family was at his side, as were many members of his Roufusport family.

    Words can not describe the utter sadness and emptiness felt at this time. Our deepest condolences
    and most heartfelt sympathy go out to his family and everyone who knew and loved Dennis.

    All we can do is wish Dennis god speed and honor his memory by always giving 100% in whatever
    it is you choose to do in life.

    A special fund has been established by Roufusport to help the Munson family pay for burial costs.
    Please give what you can and share this link.

    Dennis Munson, we will all miss you very much.
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    This is just sad. It is also very careless by the commission and the doctors that are supposed to be monitoring the fights. As well as the ref and the corner men who should be looking out for the fighter.

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    That is horrible wow. If that was my teammate or brother or something I'd of thrown the towel in as fast as I could if I saw him bugging out like that. Obviously the ref and doctor should have been more proactive but it is not as if the guy couldn't stand according to the witness. I feel like the way stoppages go, it would be well out of the norm to end a fight when the guy is able to stand, walk and take punches also Isn't bleeding or knocked down. It is just a shitty situation.

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    Would the ref be able(allowed) to stop a fight in a situation like this to have the doctor look at the fighter? Kind of like they do for an eye poke, or a cut or does it need to be something more tangible then just "I thought the fighter didnt look right"?

    Id like to hear from a source a little closer to the fight then just an eyewitness watching with their friend. Did his corner-men think he looked "out of sorts"?. Very tragic regardless of the circumstances surrounding it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    That is horrible wow. If that was my teammate or brother or something I'd of thrown the towel in as fast as I could if I saw him bugging out like that. Obviously the ref and doctor should have been more proactive but it is not as if the guy couldn't stand according to the witness. I feel like the way stoppages go, it would be well out of the norm to end a fight when the guy is able to stand, walk and take punches also Isn't bleeding or knocked down. It is just a shitty situation.
    I dont know. I mean we have all seen refs stop a fight when a fighter is still standing but taking punches against the cage or ropes and not defending himself. It sounds to me like a lack of proper training all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Return Of...... View Post
    I dont know. I mean we have all seen refs stop a fight when a fighter is still standing but taking punches against the cage or ropes and not defending himself. It sounds to me like a lack of proper training all around.
    It happens but is extremely uncommon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W.Silva>C.Norris View Post
    Would the ref be able(allowed) to stop a fight in a situation like this to have the doctor look at the fighter? Kind of like they do for an eye poke, or a cut or does it need to be something more tangible then just "I thought the fighter didnt look right"?

    Id like to hear from a source a little closer to the fight then just an eyewitness watching with their friend. Did his corner-men think he looked "out of sorts"?. Very tragic regardless of the circumstances surrounding it though.
    Yes the ref has the most power in the ring he could have stopped the fight to have the dr. check the guy out. He could have just stoped the fight.
    so sad for everyone involved for the fighters fam to the ref. and i'm sure Mike Vang is going to have some head issuse over this as well.

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    That is sad. This is why I always say err on the side of fighter safety. Sadly this won't be the last time we hear about this.
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