Back from the brink – Mike “Joker” Guymon’s battle with depression

Mike “Joker” Guyman fights Rory MacDonald at “UFC Fight Night 20” on Monday, Jan. 11, at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. The bout will mark the UFC debut of both fighters. It was only a few months ago that Guymon made a suicide attempt after a severe bout with depression. In this new interview … Read more

“Joker” Guymon held for observation

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Current King of the Cage Welterweight Champion Mike “Joker” Guymon was taken for psychiatric evaluation on Tuesday after what is being called a “suicide attempt” according to the OC Register. Guymon (10-2-1), an original member of The Tapout Crew, runs Joker’s Wild Fighting Academy in Lake Forest, Calif. and has worked with many of MMA’s elite athletes.

Deputies were called to Guymon’s house by his wife Nicole. She said her husband was extremely distraught after they had an argument. The report states that originally Joker had a gun but his wife was able to get it from him.

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King of the Cage Recap

On August 14th, King of the Cage returned at San manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.  The card featured 8 fights and was headlined by two title fights.  In both title bouts, the title changed hands in brutal fashion.  Joe Camacho defended his title against Joe Boxer and suffered a brutal TKO in the second round.  … Read more