Legendary MMA Trainer Shawn Tompkins Passes Away


Shawn Tompkins (1974-2011)

Famed MMA trainer and former fighter Shawn Tompkins has passed away.

Tompkins’ manager Gary Ibarra from AMR Group confirmed his passing to MMAWeekly.com on Sunday.

Tompkins was 37 years old.

While details are few and far between, Tompkins was in Canada and passed away on Saturday night.

Tompkins was one of the most legendary trainers in all of mixed martial arts, bringing several fighters to prominence over the years including Sam Stout, Chris Horodecki and many others.

A former coach in the International Fight League, Tompkins led Team Tompkins for many years, coaching some of the best in the sport to title runs and contender’s spots.

Ibarra has asked that all questions regarding Tompkins be directed to his website at AMRGroup.TV.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 24 days ago
  • 14 views

The Black House MMA gym is a legendary institution, with its walls having surrounded many of the sport's biggest names. That said, the reputation of the training center has taken a hard hit over the read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 5 views

Georges St-Pierre's head coach is pulling no punches following Anderson Silva's positive test for steroids. Days after it was revealed former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight kingpin read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 54 views

George Lockhart has many titles: mixed martial arts fighter, nutrionist, trainer, gym owner, former Marine and father. But he's something else, too, namely, a guy who has seen how the intersection of read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 views

The greatest MMA fighter of all time returns to the Octagon this Saturday at UFC 183, as Anderson “The Spider” Silva takes on the enigmatic Nick Diaz in the main event. The show’s headliner is enough read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Call UFC 183 the "It's About Time" card. It's about time the greatest MMA fighter in history jumps back into the Octagon. It's about time the erratic, unpredictable personality of Nick Diaz does the read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

LAS VEGAS – Widely considered the greatest MMA fighter of all time but just a little more than two months away from turning 40, Anderson Silva says he must consult his family before he decides whethe read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 7 views

How one former MMA fighter turned regulator has enlisted the help of a statistician and former boxing judge, all in the name of improving a scoring system that MMA fans and fighters have complained a read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Duke Roufus talks to MMAjunkie Radio about Phil “CM Punk” Brooks’ progress over the past month of training for his UFC debut.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 70 views

Coincidence? Anderson Silva is the 3rd UFC fighter from the same camp to fail a drug test for the same banned anabolic steroid. By now you've almost certainly heard the big story that ex-UFC middlewe read news >>