Rondel Da’twaun Clark, a 26-year-old MMA fighter from Sutton, MA, died on August 15th, three days after collapsing during an amateur MMA bout. He died due to the weight cut he endured two days before his fight.
Weight cutting is a harmful – and potentially fatal – yet common practice in MMA and other combat sports. Rondel is not the first fighter to have died from weight cutting. Unless rules and regulations get changed, he will not be the last.
That’s why Rondel’s family and friends have formed the Rondel Clark Foundation. The mission of the Rondel Clark Foundation is to prevent the practice of extreme weight cutting in combat sports through education and regulation, and to help families who have been affected by extreme weight cuts.
The world lost an incredible human being with the passing of Rondel. Please help us ensure that no individual, and no family, endures a senseless tragedy due to extreme weight cutting ever again.
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