Legendary MMA Trainer Shawn Tompkins Passes Away

August 14, 2011
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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.


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  • bdono554

    This is a huge blow to the sport. he will be greatly missed by all who love this sport,

  • greaseygranny

    Horrid loss. So sad. Very curious to how we lost him.

    • Cptmats

      I would guess car accident ! He was in ontario this weekend traving by car to Hamilton Sat night !

  • Mario

    R.I.P. Shawn

    ……

  • Mario

    Highly doubt it.

    Reports say he was found dead.

    Meaning he was found dead in his home or something.

  • God

    Met Shawn several times, was a great guy. Very unfortunate to lose him, especially at such a young age…

  • xmykro

    RIP Shawn

  • MrAdidas

    Shawn was found dead @ a friends house, he apparently died from a heart attack. RIP Mr. Tompkins

    FYI: He had an enlarged heart with a few clogged arteries!