Coroner: MMA fighter died after Mount Pleasant bout
A 30-year-old Mixed Martial Arts fighter died Saturday night after a bout in Mount Pleasant, according to the Charleston County Coronerís office.
Tyrone Mims of Augusta, Ga. was pronounced dead at Medical University Hospital, Deputy Coroner Dottie Lindsay said.
Lindsay said Mims had just completed a fight and was having some problems. He was being monitored at the venue when he became unresponsive, Lindsay said.
Charleston County EMS Director Don Lundy said paramedics took a patient from the Shrine Temple, the scene of ďFight Night at the Point VI,Ē to MUSC at 8:36 p.m.
The hospitalís life-saving efforts were not successful, Lindsay said. Mims was pronounced dead at 9:27 p.m.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
The fight was being streamed online but the video was eventually stopped and the rest of the event was canceled, according to comments on the Facebook page of the promoter: Conflict MMA Promotions. A spokesman for the promoter did not return calls Saturday night.