CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say more tests will be needed to determine what caused the death of a 30-year-old mixed martial arts fighter from Georgia who collapsed after a weekend bout in Mount Pleasant.
Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten said Monday's autopsy was not conclusive and a microscopic exam of heart and brain tissue will be needed. Those tests could take up to two months.
Authorities say Tyrone Mims of Augusta, Ga., collapsed after the fight and was pronounced dead about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The mixed martial arts event at Omar Shrine Temple at Patriots Point was called "Fight Night at the Point 6."
The South Carolina Athletic Commission says Mims passed a physical a few weeks before the fight and a ringside doctor gave him an exam before and after the fight.