Amateur MMA fighter dies following Louisville fight

He was responding and seemed fine to referee Gary Copeland throughout the battle but seemed exhausted just after it ended and received immediate medical attention. White

He was responding and seemed fine to referee Gary Copeland throughout the battle but seemed exhausted just after it ended and received immediate medical attention. White

An amateur MMA fighter passed away on Saturday night following his bout at an event in Louisville, Kentucky.

White took on Ricky Muse in a bout at Hardrock MMA 90 at Expo Five in Louisville. He was unresponsive immediately after the stoppage and required medical attention.

The fight was stopped after 2:22 in the second round after White failed to protect himself against Muse. The fighter received CPR and was transported via ambulance to KentuckyOne Health Sts.

Officials with Bluegrass MMA say White collapsed backstage after the fight. According to the report, which was the first news outlet to report the unfortunate incident, White appeared to be exhausted and received immediate medical attention. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital where he later died.

The last time White stepped into the ring was in November of 2015 when he knocked out Joe Johnson Jr in the first round of the Hardrock MMA 76.

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