Local MMA fighter Tyrone Mims dies after bout

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Family and friends of mixed martial arts fighter Tyrone “Teesta” Mims are asking the community for help after the Augusta resident died Saturday night following a fight in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Mims was one of several fighters featured in an upcoming reality TV show called Georgia Boys: Grits N’ Glory, and production manager Rich Seidlitz said the show’s Web site, www.gaboysgritsnglory.com, is accepting donations for Mims’ family.

“Tyrone left behind five children,” Seidlitz said. “His mother is working to take care of them, but she just lost her son. It’s absolutely terrible.”

Mims’ fight was one of several scheduled to take place at Omar Shrine Temple in Mt. Pleasant Saturday night as part of “Fight Night @ The Point VI.”

After the fight, Mims collapsed and was pronounced dead about 9:30 p.m. at Medical University Hospital, according to The Associated Press. No official cause of death has been reported.

“We have no idea what caused it,” Seidlitz said Sunday evening. “It would be wrong for us to speculate. We’re going to wait for the autopsy. There’s one scheduled for tomorrow.”

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pommom38
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pommom38 08/12/12 - 05:06 pm
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Prayers

are with his family and kids and to those who worked closely with him :(

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 08/12/12 - 06:15 pm
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Man, that's just awful! I

Man, that's just awful! I mean, the guy was obviously pretty healthy. I guess you just never know when it's your time to go. Prayers to his family and friends.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 08/12/12 - 06:36 pm
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A photo is on the Internet.
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A photo is on the Internet. The guy was built like a fort. Condolences to his family and friends.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 08/13/12 - 05:16 pm
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Sad

So very sad.

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