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Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:40

Authorities release name of dead Nigerian fighter

(PORT HURON) -- Authorities in Port Huron have released the name of a 35-year-old Nigerian man who collapsed and died after a mixed martial arts match. Police Capt. Jeff Baker said Tuesday that Felix Nchikwo was living in Canada on a student visa. Baker didn't release Nchikwo's residence in Canada or his Nigerian hometown. Authorities say he told a trainer he wasn't feeling well after losing the fight Saturday night at a Port Huron American Legion Post. Authorities conducted an autopsy Sunday but say it was inconclusive. They're now awaiting the results of forensic tests to seek the cause of death. Michigan lawmakers have been considering regulations for mixed martial arts, including testing fighters for HIV and hepatitis and making promoters cover some medical treatment costs for injured competitors.