Brandon MacArthur Passes Away At 28 Years Old
Sad news coming out of the great fight north as Middleweight Brandon MacArthur passed away last night. The cause of death is still unconfirmed at this time but his passing was confirmed by people close to him.
Top MMA News would like to send our thoughts and prayers to all his family, friends and team mates.
MacArthur may not have had the best record but was always down for a scrap and saved many a fighter a pay day by accepting bouts on weeks and even days notice when the injury bug bit. Sure he may have had only 8 wins in 33 outings but he fought some this country’s best like John Makdessi, Mitch Clarke, Jesse Bongfeldt and Luke Harris. MacArthur had started to find his MMA game over the last year going 2-2 in his last four outings earning both wins via first round arm bar.
He was known as a great guy in out of the locker room and was always in high spirits. Plenty of Canada’s top athletes had nothing but glowing things to say about the man:
“Ya I knew him pretty good. My best bro lived in Fernie & trained with him. Real gamer always came to fight & fearless. If the sport didn’t have guys like him there would be way less awesome fights. Guys like that truly build the sport” – Clay Davidson
“I knew him only as a fighter, fought him twice and we brought him in to fight for Havoc. He was always a class act and wasn’t scared to fight anyone at any time. True Warrior, he will be missed.” – Ryan Machan
“He Was always fun to work with and be around will miss him.” – Lee Mein
“… he was a super cool guy to talk to.” – Mike Davis
“He was honest, rough and rugged man. He didn’t have an ounce of quit in him. he reminded me of poor mans Paul BUNYAN WITH HIs MOUNTAIN MAN EXTERIOR AND ROUGH N TUMBLE PERSONA. Very down to earth and under appreciated. He did things his way and was hell of alot btter than his MMA record indicated. We kept in touch since we fought back in 2007 and he would always be very encouraging of me and we would always catch up at various fight event. He would brag at other shows that his armbar win over me was the highlight of his career. well looking back it all makes sense now. RIP Brandon takin FAR TOO YOUNG AND I FIND THIS KINDA HARD TO WRITE CUZ THat old japanese proverb is true” you never REALLY NOW SOMEONE TIL YOU FIGHT THEM” REST EASY WARRIOR.” – Ryan Chiappe