Bellator Fighter Cris Lencioni Suffered Cardiac Arrest During Training

Bellator Fighter Cris Lencioni Suffered Cardiac Arrest During Training

Cris Lencioni, Bellator MMA featherweight athlete, has suffered cardiac arrest during training.
The 28-year-old is currently in hospital, fighting for his life.

His wife, Marca, shared what happened in a social media post:

On Thursday 6/8 there was an incident while Cris was training, and he experienced a cardiac arrest.
The athletes at the gym were great and immediately called 911 and did their best to address his needs until paramedics arrived.

Fellow MMA athletes describe “Sunshine” Lencioni as a cheerful person, always happy to help others.
Chael Sonnen is one of them:

Chris has made a significant impact on those in his life and community.
He is quite a character, quick to tease and make jokes, has the most infectious laugh, and is always so full of light and life.

Chris is a natural entertainer, his MMA persona makes him so fun to watch.

He loves working with children and has often made sure kids were able to participate in tournaments and train BJJ in his gym, regardless of their ability to pay.

He has always talked about the importance of mentoring kids and being there to support kids who are struggling with hard things. His gym and kids’ program is his passion project.


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In case you want to help Cris Lencioni on his road to recovery, you may do so by donating over the following link.