Pierre Ludet was an MMA fighter and a police officer from France.
Much like his father, Ludet became a police officer at a young age, and soon after followed his dream of becoming an MMA fighter.
Ludet was from Charleville-Mézières, a commune in northern France, capital of the Ardennes department in the Grand Est region.
Pierre fought as a flyweight and held an impressive record for his young career. He was undefeated with two victories as an amateur, and his professional record was 6-1.
Ludet also was a BJJ purple belt and had two national Pancrase titles.
The Frenchman fought for M1 and IFC, with a grappling heavy style, Pierre was a very talented submission artist. In his fights he showed a wide variety of takedowns and submissions.
The MMA prospect had started his career in the police force as an assistant of security. Later he graduated from the police academy with honors as the best of the class.
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Pierre’s body was found in his home this last Sunday. A fatal gunshot wound was found and the shot was confirmed to be from his service weapon.
Depression and Suicide are unfortunately not uncommon topics both in the police force and in the Martial Arts Community.
According to L’Ardennais, a news organization from France, this is the ninth suicide of police officers since the start of the year. The number of suicides from police officers is elevated all around the world, when compared to other professions.
Also, cases of suicide and depression in MMA and fighting arts in general are not uncommon.
We are just a couple of days since MMA fighter and grappling champion Manas Erkul Uulu Committed Suicide In Kyrgyzstan.
The Boxing Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has opened up in the past about how he dealt with depression and suicidal thoughts in his appearance in the Joe Rogan Podcast.
And also, former UFC champion Ronda Rousey has opened up about the difficulty of dealing with the suicide of her father .
After years of battling with depression, former UFC Middleweight Josh Samman was found dead due to a drug overdose in 2016.
Brain damage is also an important topic to highlight, CTE (Chronic traumatic encephalopathy) is a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.
Former UFC Welterweight Bryan Gassaway passed away in October 2021, the cause of death is unknown. However, his brother Wesley Gassaway went on social media to raise awareness and suggest that CTE had a relation with the fighter’s passing:
“My brother Brian Gassaway lost his battle with mental health today. CTE is a very hard thing. Rest In Peace brother.”
Depression is a serious topic, if you are suffering from it, do not hesitate to seek help.
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