There is never an easy way to talk about tragedy, and this is never a post that we want to make. It's with a heavy heart that it has been reported that Christian Lubenga has passed away.
Lubenga competed in an amateur MMA fight last Saturday at AMMO 10 in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Lubenga, who trains out of Black Wolf MMA in Connecticut, was making his MMA debut against another debuting fighter, Cody McCracken. The ending of the fight didn't seem very violent, and there is no word on what caused Lubenga's death, but regardless of what was the attributing factor in his passing, it's a tragedy for his family, friends, coaches, teammates, and our MMA community as a whole.
We will update the community as more details become public. Please keep Christian's friends and family in your thoughts tonight during this difficult time, and hug your loved ones a little bit tighter.