Pretty shocking that stuff like this happens out of the blue:
Rene Ayangma, 20, died suddenly Tuesday night following a light sparring session at the Largo Fitness Centre in Stratford, P.E.I. Ayangma was preparing for his second professional MMA bout which was scheduled for March 15 at ECC 7: Bad Blood against Kyle Sanford.
According to The Canadian Press, Ayangma fell to a knee and then forward onto the floor where he lost consciousness. An instructor rushed to Ayangma’s aid and attempted to preform CPR as he still has “shallow breathing.” He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Just a reminder that MMA is extremely demanding on your body, and if you’re going to get serious about it then it makes a lot of sense to get a thorough checkup with your doctor and run your diet and exercise routines past an expert. I’m not saying that Rene didn’t do this … details on this entire story are very short, and there’s 1001 ways this could have happened. But it’s worth reminding people whenever something like this happens: Be careful with yo’selves, don’t cut corners with your health.