Regional welterweight CJ Hancock went into his Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) fight last weekend after cutting too much weight, and took a kick to the body which sent him to the canvas.
He died a few seconds later.
Fortunately, paramedics were able to revive him following CPR and a couple of jolts from the defibrillator. Hancock was rushed to the hospital for his stopped heart and kidney failure, but is now “feeling much better” and resting comfortably at home.
“A good friend told me it was a miracle coming back from death,” Hancock wrote on Facebook. “And that even though we may not know why yet, there is a reason! Big thanks to all the people that gave me CPR and hit me with the defibrillator!”
Doctors, not surprisingly, have advised him to give up fighting.
Weight-cutting reform has been a hot topic of late, with stateside commissions taking preventive measures to eliminate extreme dehydration. …