UFC issues statement on alleged Jon Jones hit and run accident

[ads1] There were rumors swirling earlier today regarding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones being involved in an alleged hit and run accident in Albuquerque, New Mexico. UFC officials have issued a statement on the matter that can be read below: “We are aware that the Albuquerque Police Department is interested in speaking to Jon Jones regarding … Read more

TAPOUT leader believed dead (updated)

A red Ferrari believed to be owned by Charles Lewis, Jr., also known as “Mask”, of the famed MMA apparel company ‘TAPOUT’, was split in half early this morning as it slammed into a light pole that was reportedly knocked into the road by a hit-and-run vehicle. The female passenger in the red Ferrari was taken to the hospital, however the driver, believed to be Lewis, was killed in the accident. PRO MMA (promma.info) will update this story as soon as we can confirm indeed the driver was Charles Lewis, Jr. as is being rumored. The possibility that the driver of the red Ferrari was “Mask” was brought to our attention by sources close to the colorful ‘TAPOUT’ leader.

UPDATE: (2:29pm CST) Sources close to the TAPOUT crew have indeed confirmed that the driver of the red Ferrari was indeed “MASK” (real name, Charles Lewis, Jr.) and that he was killed in the accident. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Charles Lewis, Jr. The MMA world and the world in general will definitely be a less colorful place without him. You will be missed “MASK.”

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WEC Bantamweight, Will Ribeiro, in a coma after motorcycle accident

Will Ribeiro is hospitalized in a state of comatose in Rio De Janeiro following an early morning motorcycle accident on Tuesday.  The streets were reportedly slippery due to rain.

Ribeiro was riding as a passenger on the motorcycle, and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.  He was immediately rushed to a hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

“My assistant said that the doctor said for sure that he (Ribeiro) has lost sight in one of his eyes,” Soares said.  “He’s still in a coma.  After surgery the doctor said there is a 50-50 shot that he will come out of it (survive).”

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More Bad News

by:  Jack Bratcher The Daily Pilot, a news site from the Costa Mesa/Newport Beach area, is reporting, “A Huntington Beach woman who was more than 16 weeks pregnant and who police said was injured in a hit-and-run crash with mixed martial artist Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on the 55 Freeway two weeks ago has had a … Read more