Cage Rage Vet Ross Mason on Life Support

MMAFighting has a brief but scary entry regarding veteran British welterweight competitor Ross Mason, who was apparently rushed to a hosptital on Friday having been found unconscious in the street in Reddich, Worcestershire, after sustaining "serious head injuries" of unknown origin:

According to Cage Warriors matchmaker Ian Dean, Mason initially died while rushed to the Alexandra Hospital but was resuscitated at the hospital.

Investigations are underway as to why 32-year-old Mason was left in critical condition on the street.

Midland newspaper the Sunday Mercury reports that Mason is in "serious but stable" condition, and had this quote from Andy Lillis, VP of Cage Warriors, for whom Mason has fought in the past:

“He packed out Birmingham NIA the last time he fought there. He really is that popular, he’s like the Ricky Hatton of cage fighting, a solid entertainer who everyone loves to watch.

“Ross is a lovely gentle guy and has never been in trouble. People are in shock and cannot imagine what could have happened to him.

“There were rumours flying around that he’d been stabbed but thankfully they are complete rubbish.

"The Boss" just took a dominant unanimous decision over Scott Jansen three weeks ago at Cage Rage 28. Ross is always an exciting fighter to watch, win or lose, and no doubt has been a cornerstone in the British MMA scene over the past few years. Thoughts and prayers go out to Ross and the Mason family as he starts on his road to recovery.

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