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K-1 Legend Mike Bernardo Passes Away ...

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It is never good news to wake up to see that a former fighter has passed on, and even worse when it is someone who was still young, and that is sadly the case today as Mike Bernardo has passed away. Bernardo is a former K-1 fighter with a list of who's who on his record, including a qualifying tournament victory in 2000. Bernardo's K-1 career began in 1994, with his most successful year being 1996 where he made it to the finals in a legendary battle with Andy Hug.

Bernardo was a Cape Town, South Africa native who was just 42 years old. As of press time there are not many details about his passing outside of rumors which we will not print at this time. More information as it is available.


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Chrzan_ko, Video editor (749 posts)
Posted: 2012-02-14 at: 07:16
RIP Mike... You've always been one of my favourite fighters. So sad...
Rishi (1321 posts)
Posted: 2012-02-14 at: 08:33
Rest in Peace .... God needed a Fighter in heaven
stark (1143 posts)
Posted: 2012-02-14 at: 08:42
Rest in peace
Kim, Editor (1548 posts)
Posted: 2012-02-14 at: 08:51
Rest in peace. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Hera (343 posts)
Posted: 2012-02-14 at: 10:24
I have just read about his death... Rest in Peace Beru-chan. I heard that mostprobably he commited suicide.
Polakian (252 posts)
Posted: 2012-02-15 at: 04:05
This is terrible news...Im still recovering from Andy Hug & Martin Holm passing away and now this...RIP Mike...you truly were one of the greatest in my mind!
(257 posts)
Posted: 2012-02-18 at: 03:46
I am giving this article a 1. Not because of D-Rop's writing, but because this is sad news. A pity...
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2012-02-18 at: 09:50
@Shootboxing Canuck Well, in that case, I will never post an article with bad or sad news anymore. From now on, only fun and joy!!
Sad news is for other posters ...
(257 posts)
Posted: 2012-02-19 at: 03:55
@D-rop It's like a coworker Friday night asked a few of us at break..."So who is excited about Whitney Houston's funeral?"

Funerals aren't anything to get excited about. I can't say "oh, Bernardo died, this is 5 star material!"

But yeah. Are there any more details? Was it illness, accident?
Polakian (252 posts)
Posted: 2012-02-19 at: 06:42
@ Shootboxing Canuck

their speculating suicide although its still under investigation...I hope his fighting career did not lead to this as there has been talk about how concussions in sports can lead to brain issues that can lead t o depression..but obviously would depend on the individual IMO
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