MMA, as a sanctioned sport, recorded its second death. Michael Kirkham fought in his first pro fight, got knocked unconscious, and never came to. I didn’t know the guy, but feel a distant but distinct connection to him. I’m a submission grappler and not a MMA practitioner, but the fight community seems to be a tight-knit bunch. It’s sad to see endings like this. Rest in peace, Mr. Kirkham, and God bless your family.