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Another UFC Fighter Killed

12/26/2008 7:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Eilers was found shot and killed on Christmas night -- the second MMA fighter to die in a week.

Eilers died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to KIVI TV in Idaho. James Malec, the suspect, is reportedly the boyfriend of Eilers' mom. Malec has been arrested and charged with second degree murder and held on $1 million bail.

According to Sherdog.com, Eilers had a career fighting record of 19-7-1 and went 1-3 in the UFC.

On December 18, Justin Levens and his wife were found dead from gunshot wounds in a home in Laguna Niguel, Calif.

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lupe giasco    

What the hell is up these days with ufc fighters,wrestlers,boxing,etc I say all this money these people have for no freaking reason pisses me off cause they kill themselves anyway or drug abuse themselves

1985 days ago
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dave    

This is becoming a more dangerous profession than gangsta rappa

2064 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

No disrespect to Justin, but I have to wonder if this is murder, or someone protecting themselves others from a well trained fighter meaning them harm?

2064 days ago
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Kathy Moore    

I LOVE YOU JUSTIN YOU WERE A GREAT GUY

AUNT KATHY

2064 days ago
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Bill    

SAD

2064 days ago
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mark    

He is not a UFC fighter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He last fought in EliteXC.....and has not fought in the UFC since 2006... Same with Justin Levens....stop bringing down the UFC.....

2064 days ago
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Jim    

Really sad.

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Party 'till you die!    

But he WAS recently a UFC fighter and they weren't saying he was on the current roster. Showtime's Elite series isn't known to nearly as many people as the UFC is, so it's mainly a point of reference. Most fighters jump to whatever org will pay them the most or give them fights and if he hadn't of lost a couple of consecutive fights, he'd probably still be a UFC fighter. Even people who don't follow MMA at all are likely to know the UFC brand name, whereas the Elite XC/Challenger Series and similar names might draw blank stares from non fans. We know the difference, but most don't.

2064 days ago
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Just saying    

Does Vince Mcmahon own stock in the UFC or something.........the UFC is starting to catching up with Pro wrestling deaths

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darling nikki    

1. This is becoming a more dangerous profession than gangsta rappa

Posted at 5:53PM on Dec 26th 2008 by greg

I know right!

Another one bites the dust.

2064 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

7. Does Vince Mcmahon own stock in the UFC or something.........the UFC is starting to catching up with Pro wrestling deaths

Posted at 6:48PM on Dec 26th 2008 by Just saying
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Oh crap! I just had a shudder that that idiot would try to start his own league!!!! UGH!!!!! If anyone could bring down the sport in flames, it would be that douche!

2064 days ago
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superman    

Are these deaths, murder, suicides? If they are, then I would suspect that what ever enhancement drug these men are taking, is sending them over the edge. Remember, anti-depressants can actually cause people to commit suicide.

2064 days ago
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david    

mma fighters are not on any kind of drugs they have natural fighting skills and it was murder

2064 days ago
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rd    

Bristol Palin was due December 18th and still hasn't had the baby. I smell a LIE!!!!!

2064 days ago
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Kitty    

damn they are just getting picked off one by one. what the hell? so sad

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