Pro MMA Fighter Booto Guylain Dies After Bout in South Africa

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Many of us who are fans of MMA and practice MMA understand the risks involved. MMA is unlike any other form of fighting. In an allout MMA match death is simply a very real possibility. Even though MMA has come a long way with its advancements in the ruling system, MMA is still a very dangerous sport. With that being said, many MMA athletes like many of those who are Intense-Apex-Alpha Males, come from a certain mind set that the “normals” will never understand. The knee jerk reactionsist feel that this sport should be banned. These are the same people who believe in playing it safe. These people usually follow the typical “normal person” paradyme, which is to always play it safe and do not do anything strainuous or make any sacrifices.

Today it sadens me to read about an up and coming MMA fighter by the name of Booto Guylain who has passed away due to an injury he suffered in a match he had several days ago. I told a collegue of mine that if he were to come back to life I wouldn’t be surprised if he went back to MMA fighting. She seemed surprised. She told me that she could not understand why. I told her you will never understand why. You see, the average person does not understand why athletes do the things they do or successful people do the things they do. My answer to all of that is, They never will understand so do not waste your time trying to explain to them. 95% of the people are like little children. They need to be protected from the boogie man. The boogie man comes in all forms and those people who want protection will usually do the typical stupid crap weak people do like vote for liberal politicians, blame their parents when they do not live up to their potential, cry, bitch, complain and play the victim. All the things I hate about most people.

Booto Guylain, lived his life doing what he loved and never complain about his matches. I say may God have mercy on Booto Guylain and may God bless his family. Booto Guylain is a champion in my book.

Pro MMA fighter Booto Guylain dies after getting elbowed in head during bout in South Africa The 29-year-old cage fighter sustained the injury, which caused bleeding and swelling in his brain, during a Feb. 27 fight against Keron Davies at the Extreme Fighting Championship Africa championships in Johannesburg. Cage fighter Booto Guylain, 29, passed away due to injuries sustained in a bout on Feb. 27.
A South African cage fighter has died almost a week after getting elbowed in the head during a brutal bout. Booto Guylain, 29, was declared dead Wednesday six days after his Feb. 27 clash with Keron Davies at the Extreme Fighting Championship Africa championships in Johannesburg.

The professional MMA middleweight, who had a 0-2 record, sustained the injury during the third round in a TKO loss to his fellow South African. The MMA middleweight was the veteran of two MMA bouts in the EFC Africa Hexagon.

Taken to hospital for emergency treatment straight away, the bleeding and swelling on his brain was too serious and he was unable to pull through, reports EFC Africa. “We are devastated,” the organization’s president Cairo Howarth said.

“This is a huge loss to the sport and to all who know him. Our thoughts are with his family in this trying time,” he added. Guylain was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment, but the injuries to his brain were too severe.

Guylain, from Cape Town, had lost both of his professional bouts by TKO, according to Bleacher Report. He is the second pro MMA fighter to die in the last six months, with Brazilian Leandro Souza passing in Sept. due to organ stress suffered during his pre-fight weight cut.

And he is the third fighter to die directly from injuries suffered during a bout. Michael Kirkham, 30, and Sam Vasquez, 35, passed from cerebral hemorrhages in 2010 and


Until Next Time,

God Bless.


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  • Lewis

    MMA Fighters are really one of the greatest athletes. It is sad to read about a death of such a young and promising athlete, But I do agree that if he came back to life, he would definately start fighting again. Athletes have a different mind set from the average person.