Despite the fact that combat sports have long existed, another athlete succumbed to injuries stemming from a bout.
The man in question is endian kickboxer Nikhil Suresh.
Suresh took part in K1 Kickboxing championship organized by K1 association of Karnataka on the 9th and 10th of July 2022 in Bangalore as per mmaindia.
His team confirmed his tragic passing on social media.
“With profound sadness, I shoulder the burden of breaking the terrible news that we all dreaded. “
“My boy Nikhil decided to hang his gloves today. His beautiful soul left us behind after a hard-fought battle in the early hours of today inspite of the best medical attention.”
“He will be etched eternally on our hearts and memories. I am shattered beyond words for my loss. Today I have lost a son. We pray almighty to give us all enough strength to bear the unbearable. My deepest condolences,” the post read.
The members of his team blamed the venue for the tragic loss. According to him, the Ambulance and medical staff could’ve saved his life. He also called for overhaul of safety protocols for combat sports in India.