ONE Championship Releases Statement After Death of Yang Jian Bing, Prior to “Spirit of Champions”
By FCF Staff
ONE Championship has released a statement following the tragic death of Yang Jian Bing, who was originally scheduled to compete at the promotion’s “Spirit of Champions” today in the Philippines.
Bing was scheduled to fight Geje Eustaquio at today’s card, but according to reports, the fighter was rushed to hospital yesterday before the weigh-ins for the event. At the time, Eustaquio had been informed that Bing was believed to be suffering from dehydration and heat stroke. Later it was reported that Bing had passed away.
In response, ONE Championship has released the following statement:
11 December 2015 – Manila, Philippines: The ONE Championship (ONE) family suffered a tragic loss when Chinese flyweight Yang Jian Bing passed away on 11 December 2015 at 12.06 PM due to cardiopulmonary failure. The formal hospital medical reports and procedures are still being carried out. He was 21 years old.
Yang, a native of China was hospitalized at the San Juan De Dios Hospital in Pasay, Philippines, after a sudden collapse on the morning of 10 December 2015.
At the hospital, Yang received the best medical care possible while ONE officials continuously updated his family directly from his hospital bedside.
CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui said, “There is nothing more profoundly tragic and sad than when a member of the ONE Championship family, current or past, passes away. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Yang Jian Bing. We will work closely with the family and offer all the support they need in any way we can during this very difficult time.”
Cui added, “I want to thank all sports fans around the world for their concern, thoughts and prayers. At this time, we appreciate everyone respecting the Yang family’s privacy as they mourn the loss of their beloved son and brother.”
Yang competed in the ONE Flyweight Division and his last bout for ONE was on 20 June 2015 and he was scheduled to compete on the card of ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS in Manila on 11 December.