Massachusetts State Police and the Plymouth Police Department have begun an investigation after a 26-year-old mixed martial arts athlete died three days after a match in Plymouth.
State police detectives were contacted after Rondel Clark, of Sutton, was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Tuesday morning, according to a release from Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz’s office.
Clark competed Saturday as part of Cage Titans XXXV at Plymouth Memorial Hall, authorities said. His match was stopped two minutes into the third round and was ruled a technical knockout.
A post-fight examination led to Clark being transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, according to the release. He was later transferred to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he died.
The Office of the State Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death, authorities said.