Maxim Dadashev, a 28 year-old professional boxer, passed on Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained in a TKO loss to Subriel Matias during their boxing match in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Buddy McGirt — Maxim’s trainer — stopped the fight after he felt his fighter was taking too many shots.
After the fight, Dadashev collapsed outside the ring and was rushed to a nearby hospital in Cleverly, Maryland for emergency brain surgery to stop the swelling. Unfortunately, Maxim died a few days later after being in a medically-induced coma.
Here is video of Buddy telling his fighter he would stop the match:
Prior to his TKO loss to Matias, Maxim had gone undefeated at 13-0 with 11 knockouts and was one of the more promising rising contenders in the game today.
Indeed, the tragedy hit the combat sports world hard, and is an ugly and unfortunate reminder that boxing, mixed martial arts (MMA) or any combat sport has dangers to it, and tragedy can strike at any time.
These warriors put it all on the line for our entertainment, so let’s try to remember that when you are not pleased with a fight and decide to start to rain down boo birds on them.
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