Dane Sayers “Nicknamed ‘Red Horse’, a name given to him by Chief Earl Old Person of the Blackfeet Nation, is a former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter who also competed on Ken Shamrock’s inaugural Valor BK event back in September 2019, has passed away.
He had a professional MMA record of 12-4 and during his appearance on TUF Georges St-Pierre coached Sayers and went 1-1. His most recent MMA fight was back in April of 2018 when he was defeated by Indalecio Romero at LFA 38. He also competed on Ken Shamrock’s inaugural Valor BK 1 event back in September 2019 but unfortunately, he did lose via first-round TKO to Josh Dyer.
Sayers died unexpectedly over the weekend at the age of 33 in his hometown of Fargo, N.D. The cause of death is currently unknown but WZFG released on Twitter that Sayers was pulled from the Red River in Fargo.
FightBook MMA did reach out to Ken Shamrock and he had this to say: “Very heart breaking to hear this he had tremendous character and very exciting to watch. I know I will miss seeing him in the bout circle. My prayers go out to his family and friends.”
Stay tuned to FightBook MMA as we will have more as this story develops. We at FightBook MMA send our condolences and prayers to his family and friends.
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