MMA all-time fights leader Travis Fulton dies in jail

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL - MAY 19:  Travis Fulton (TOP) of the Red Bears fights Ben Rothwell of the Silverbacks on May 19, 2007 at the Sears Centre in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images for IFL)

Travs Fulton, leading, passed away of obvious suicide on Saturday. (Image by Brian Bahr/Getty Images for IFL)

Previous expert fighter Travis Fulton, who contended in the most MMA bouts in the sport’s history, passed away in his prison cell of obvious suicide on Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

According to the Linn County Constable’s Workplace, a prison employee carrying out a regular sweep around 4 a.m. discovered Fulton unresponsive after he appeared to have actually hanged himself. After efforts to resuscitate him stopped working, Fulton was carried to Grace Medical Center, where he was stated dead around 5 a.m., according to LCSO. He was 44 years of ages.

The cause of death stays under examination as authorities wait for the outcomes of an autopsy.

Fulton dealt with numerous kid porn charges

According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Fulton was arraigned in February on 3 charges associated with kid porn. He dealt with one count of sexual exploitation of a kid, one count of having kid porn and one count of getting kid porn. He had actually remained in the Linn County Prison considering that his Feb. 19 arrest. 

Per court records acquired by the Gazette, Fulton was implicated of photographing a woman under 18 throughout a number of years and luring her to participate in raunchy conduct. He likewise had or tried to have visual representations of a small 12 years or more youthful taken part in raunchy conduct on a flash drive, according to records acquired by ESPN. He dealt with an optimum of 70 years in jail.

According to court records submitted on the Friday prior to his death, Fulton consented to plead guilty to 2 charges and had a plea hearing set for July 23. 

Fulton contended in Mixed Martial Arts considering that 1996

According to Sherdog, Fulton contended in 320 Mixed Martial Arts battles from 1996-2019 throughout numerous federations, putting together a 255-54-10 record with one no contest. His label was “The Ironman,” a nod to his durability.

He contended two times in the early days of UFC, publishing a 1-1 record battling in UFC 20 and 21. He last battled in M-1 Worldwide — Roadway to M-1 on April 4, 2019, tape-recording a submission win over Shannon Ritch.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.