MMA fighter, hospitalized after match, dies
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A mixed martial arts fighter who suffered a technical knockout during a match in Massachusetts has died.
The Plymouth County district attorney's office says Rondel Clark died Tuesday at a Boston hospital. Authorities are investigating his death.
Clark, 26, competed at a showcase on Saturday at Plymouth Memorial Hall. The match was stopped about two minutes into the third round and was ruled a TKO. Clark, from Sutton, was hospitalized after a postfight examination.
The state medical examiner's office will determine the cause and manner of Clark's death. State police, local police and the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission are investigating.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) involves full-contact combat in a cage, with hitting, kicking and grappling.