Tragedy has once again struck the MMA world, this time it’s a fighter aged just 21 who has died from complications during a weight cut….
21 year old Chinese MMA prospect Yang Jian Bing has tragically passed away today, it’s been confirmed by the promotion ONE FC, as Bing was cutting weight to make 125 pounds for today’s fight. He was due to compete for the seventh time as a professional, and had a record of 5-1.
The statement from ONE FC:
The ONE Championship (ONE) family suffered a tragic loss when Chinese flyweight Yang Jian Bing passed away on 11 December 2015 at 12.06 PM due to cardiopulmonary failure. The formal hospital medical reports and procedures are still being carried out. He was 21 years old.
CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui said, “There is nothing more profoundly tragic and sad than when a member of the ONE Championship family, current or past, passes away. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Yang Jian Bing. We will work closely with the family and offer all the support they need in any way we can during this very difficult time.”
Cui added, “I want to thank all sports fans around the world for their concern, thoughts and prayers. At this time, we appreciate everyone respecting the Yang family’s privacy as they mourn the loss of their beloved son and brother.”
Yang competed in the ONE Flyweight Division and his last bout for ONE was on 20 June 2015 and he was scheduled to compete on the card of ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS in Manila on 11 December.”
RIP Yang Jian Bing