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UPDATE: The Mixed Martial Arts fighter that collapsed during a kickboxing event at the South Shore Mall Saturday night passed away Monday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle due to kidney failure.
The man had a lot of family and we are not releasing a name until we have confirmation from his wife that everyone has been notified.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — A mixed martial arts fighter who collapsed after an amateur bout in Aberdeen on Saturday has died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
He had finished his match during an event at the SouthShore Mall and had returned to the dressing room when he collapsed. Fight promoter Scott Bean says the man, who is from Aberdeen, initially seemed OK after his fight, other than being exhausted. But he collapsed, wasn’t breathing and had no pulse when Bean and a nurse started CPR.
He was brought to a local emergency room before being transferred to Harborview.
Karate Japanese pronunciation: [kaɽate] is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te (手?), literally "hand"; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. Historically and in some modern styles grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka.