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Shawn Tompkins died of a heart attack

So sayeth Sam Stout:

Well-known mixed martial arts trainer Shawn Tompkins died of a heart attack says his brother-in-law Sam Stout.

Tompkins, 37, died in his sleep Sunday. An autopsy was performed Monday.

Results are not available but Stout, who is also one of Tompkins UFC fighters, says it was a heart attack.

“I don’t know what to say,” Stout says. “It’s not supposed to be happen to a healthy 37-year-old person. Who would think he had to get checked out for that?”

And here I am sitting on my ass all day stuffing my face with deep fried meat and energy drinks. Excuse me while I huddle in the fetal position and wait for my chest to explode.

  • matthewpolly

    Oh, come on. Not to be gruesome or cruel, but what caused the heart attack? Actively training fighters for 5-8 hours per day? As a 37-year-old?

  • scissors61

    sounds like you think it was a speed/coke overdose??? i doubt it. lots of seemingly healthy people have high cholesterol/heart disease and never know it. not to mention congenital defects. i knew a guy that was 42 and doing triathlons who just dropped dead one day in his living room. it happens. of course, if you saw the guy doing rails at extreme couture or something, out with it! 

     

  • repenttokyo

    i don’t want to be “that guy,” but steroid use frequently enlarges the heart, leading to early heart attacks and other cardiovascular insults.  is this really a surprise?

  • iamphoenix

    I cant wait until the autopsy comes back confirming my theory that he died from a bad combo of sleeping pills and a tainted dose of semen so i can stop recycling this joke.

  • kvelertak

    MMA guys overtrain.

    I think its one of the big reasons fights in the UFC are so middling sometimes. The guys just have nothing left to bring to the ring.

  • frickshun

    I assumed he died from shame.

  • Reverend Clint

    like thingvolds said… he knew too much. Found out GSP is gay and was gonna leak it to the media. The Canadian gov’t killed him.

  • Reverend Clint

    like thingvolds said… he knew too much. Found out GSP is gay and was gonna leak it to the media. The Canadian gov’t killed him.

  • Reverend Clint

    like thingvolds said… he knew too much. Found out GSP is gay and was gonna leak it to the media. The Canadian gov’t killed him.

  • iamphoenix

    Fuck you clint.

  • iamphoenix

    Fuck you clint.

  • matthewpolly

    It is a sad moment for his wife, for his Team Tompkins team, for everyone who knew him. But Shawn wasn’t running a triathlon. The effort to pretend like his passing was from natural causes (like nature stops the heart of super healthy 37-year-olds) is understandable but ultimately futile. If you knew Shawn then you knew he was burning the candle at both ends. It is quite understandable that his wife and her brother would want to circle the wagons, especially at this moment. I respect that. But time and leaks will make it clear why he didn’t wake up.

  • Marley Marl

    It’s quite sad and unexpected. I mostly remember him for his bad gameplan for Mark Coleman vs Randy..

  • KongoLovesGroin

    Granted some folks didn’t like him much as a MMA trainer, but still, the guy was in the prime of his life, training relevant fighters for the highest level (UFC) fights. So sad. I guess Jesus needed a sparring instructor in heaven… but really, when pointless unfair shit happens, I don’t get how R-tards cling to religion when it’s just the cold, calculating way of the cosmos.

  • glassjawsh

    ^ i think that’s exactly WHY people cling to religion. R-tard

  • frickshun

    Oh snap!! Kongo is off Jawsh’s Xmas list.

  • G Funk

    HA!

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