Eduardo “Morfeu” Maiorino was a fighter who never gave up.
At 33 years of age, the Brazilian heavyweight suffered a sudden collapse while practicing Thai boxing this Sunday in Campo Grande, in the Brazilian State of Mato Grosso do Sul, and died of a heart attack.
According to his students, Maiorino, a decorated Thai boxing champion, was preparing to compete at a championship in São Gabriel do Oeste, a town in his State of birth. Morfeu has faced such big names of world MMA as Alessio Sakara, Rafael Feijão, Assuério Silva and Junior “Cigano” dos Santos.
Maiorino (3w, 9l) had two MMA fights this year, the last of which came on November 10, when he was knocked out by Vinicius Lima.
The information regarding the fighter’s death comes from the Midia Max website.