MMA Fighter Sam Romero Fighting For His Life

MMA Fighter Sam Romero Fighting For His Life

Professional MMA fighter Sam Romero is fighting for his life in the hospital after his body was discovered badly injured and submerged in Guadalupe Creek by a jogger on Monday in San Jose.

According to reports Sam Romero was out with friends having a drink after he lost a fight on Sunday. After leaving the bar, he was walking home but never made it. Read on…

MMA Fighter Sam Romero Fighting For His Life

CelebNSports247.com has learned that 22-year-old Sam Romero is recovering in the hospital with a punctured heart, collapsed lung, broken ribs, and a fractured pelvis.

As we previously stated, Sam Romero reportedly was out for drinks with friends Sunday night before heading home. The group went their separate ways, but Romero never made it home.

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A jogger found Romero Monday morning in the creek under the Highway 87 overpass.

His coach, Erik Benaquisto said Sam Romero was faced down in the water for 6 to 8 hours with hypothermia and luckily survived.

Benaquisto said:

I think everyone just expected him to die. And then when we realized he’d be fine, we expected him to be a quadriplegic. He survived the heart surgery, the back surgery, he’s going in for more surgeries. He’s very beaten up. He has a long journey ahead of him.

According to KTVU, his road to recovery has been miraculous so far. He has survived the heart surgery and the back surgery, but still has a long way to go to full recovery. Though his coach feels he will fight again, it will be sometime before then. Romero fans are sending well wishes and signing gloves with get well messages.

If you want to help Sam Romero – please click on this link and head over to his GoFundMe page to help support Sam Romero

The case has been turned over by San Jose police to the California Highway Patrol, who are investigating to find out exactly what happened. CHP is only saying the fighter fell from the overpass. It is not clear if he was pushed or fell on his own. There are no indications any crime was committed.

It’s been theorized that Sam was robbed and thrown off the bridge into the creek where he was found. So far, all we know is that all the money he won from the fight was stolen and Sam was left for dead in the cold waters in the creek.

His coach said:

Sam Romero is an “amazing kid.” He teaches a class here in the morning and then goes and lifts weights. He comes back, trains again, trains super hard at night and jumps over and does his MMA and onto jiu-jitsu.

If you want to help Sam Romero – please click on this link and head over to his GoFundMe page to help support Sam Romero

Sam’s posted this after he lost his fight, which was before the incident:

3 round war didn’t go my way last night. Thank you to everyone that came out or tuned in on ppv, I appreciate you all! Thank you @dragon_house_mma and my opponent for the opportunity, I will be back. Congrats to @jiujitsuhead on his pro debut win! ??

MMA Fighter Sam Romero Fighting For His Life

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