As you all know renowned MMA trainer Shawn ‘The Coach’ Tompkins died on sunday (monday in Australia) in his native Canada, he was there with UFC fighters Sam Stout who was also Tompkins brother-in-law and former Featherweight title challenger Mark Hominick. Tompkins was one of the most respected coaches in MMA and not only worked with Stout and Hominick he also worked with John Gunderson, Chris Horodecki while also training with former Light-Heavyweight champions Randy Couture and Vitor Belfort he leaves behind a wife in Emilie.
In 2010 when my girlfriend and were on holidays in Vegas I was hoping to head to the Tapout training centre and meet Shawn, unfortunately I fell ill and missed chance I am wishing I had just gone now. My condolences go out to Emilie and the rest of his family and friends.
The Fight Writer