An alleged MMA fighter from Chicago, Ill. by the name of Salvador Flamenco (age 38) has turned up dead after complaining of dizziness and nausea following two days of sparring sessions in Vancouver with an unknown man (at this time) met online.
Clark County medical examiners have since deemed the death due to blunt-force injuries, announcing the death a homicide.
Detectives have since arrested the man in question and have said that the assailant has been “being very cooperative.”
News Channel 8 Portland KGW.com:
VANCOUVER – Police are investigating the death of a mixed martial arts fighter from Chicago who came to Washington to spar with someone he met online.
Investigators said 38-year-old Salvador Flamenco met the unidentified Vancouver resident on www.allfighters.com and agreed to spar.
The two fought each other on December 15 and 16, after which Flamenco began to show signs of “medical distress,” police said.
He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he later died.
No charges have been filed in the case so far.