Michael Kirkham Dies: MMA Fighter Dies Days After Fighting Debut

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Michael Kirkham Dies: MMA Fighter Dies Days After Fighting Debut

A mixed martial arts fighter who was fighting his first pro bout died from injuries suffered in the ring.

Michael Kirkham, a fighter nicknamed "Tree" because of his 6'9" frame, died early Monday after his MMA debut this past Saturday on a pro and amateur card in Aiken, S.C.

How did it happen and what does this mean for the sport?

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