R.I.P. — It’s Happened — Fighter Tragically Dies Cutting Weight

While we have little details at the moment, we regreftully report that Muay Thai rising star Jordan Coe has indeed passed away, due to what is being reported as complications with a weight cut.

For far too long, especially among female fighters, athletes have been speaking out about the side effects of weight cutting.

Fighters are typically required to shed water weight in the week leading up to their fight, in order to appease a commission’s requirement and fight within set weigh-limits.

Now it appears that radical practice has claimed a life.

The Bangkok Post has it:

A Scottish Muay Thai boxer was found dead on Sunday in a heavy sweatsuit that police speculate might have brought on a heat stroke.

Pol Capt Prachakorn Promduang of Pho Klang police station said the boxer was found dead in Muang district one day after he went left his hotel and failed to return.

He was identified by police as Jordan Donald but a search of a Facebook account names him as Jordan Coe. Another name on his Facebook account is Dechalek Lamnammoon.

The boxer, known by his ring name of Jordan Lamnammoon Muay Thai, was wearing a thick outfit when he left the hotel, and it was still in place when his body was discovered.

Trainer Kritchai Kritnok told police that the Scot went out with the heavy clothing to try to shred three kilogrammes so that he could meet the 61-kg limit for a bout on Sunday.

A resort owner told police that the man left at 11.30am on Saturday, according to Channel 3.

Doctors at Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, who conducted a preliminary autopsy on the boxer, believed that he suffered a shock to his system due to severe dehydration from jogging in the scorching sun.