At Fightcard Entertainment’s FCE 42, Jeff Dunbar competed as part of the night’s Team versus Team Challenge. His opponent Rudy Behena quickly got Dunbar’s back while standing and looked for a rear naked choke. Dunbar tried a very risky move by throwing himself forward to not only escape the position, but also to throw his opponent on his head. Unfortunately for Dunbar, he landed on his own head and it was immediately apparent that something was wrong.
Dunbar laid motionless inside the cage while the EMT staff rushed in to stabilize him in order to transport him to the nearest hospital. At first it seemed like Dunbar just suffered a stinger as he was able to move his arm and had feeling in his feet. However, that turned out to not be the case as he broke his neck in two places.
Dunbar has been in high spirits through out the entire ordeal. Even so much as thanking the promoter for the opportunity to fight. His recovery and medical expenses will be long and expensive, more so than the insurance covered at the event.
Because of the costly nature of his injury, a trust fund is being set up in Dunbar’s honor. For now, donations can be sent to the following addresses:
No Comment Martial Arts
c/o Jeff Dunbar Support Trust
1819 S Kedzie St
Chicago, Il 60623
We here at MMA Recap hope that Jeff can completely recover and will be helping out with any fundraisers, auctions or other charity events planned for him.
Here are the links to donate to the fund. Please donate anything you can as everything helps. Thank you!