Former professional fighter Travis Fulton, who holds the record for competing in the most fights in the history of the sport with 320 fights, has recently passed away.
Travis Fulton was found dead in his jail cell early Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was believed that he committed suicide by hanging himself in his jail cell.
According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, a jail worker conducting a routine sweep around 4 a.m. found Fulton motionless and unresponsive after discovering that he hanged himself.
Attempts to bring him back to life proved futile and he was rushed to Mercy Medical Center, where Fulton was declared dead around 5 a.m. The former MMA fighter was 44 years old.
According to The Gazette, Travis Fulton was jailed after pleading guilty to multiple charges meted against him. Fulton was indicted in February on three charges related to child pornography. He had been in the Linn County Jail since his arrest on February 19.
According to The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Fulton attempted to recruit a minor to engage in taking sexually explicit photographs in November 2020. Fulton was also accused of possessing a flash drive with pornography featuring a minor under the age of 12.
Fulton was also awaiting trial for allegations regarding domestic battery where he was said to have been “repeatedly punching a woman in the head and back in Waterloo and threatening to kill her if she talked to police.” The cause of death remains under investigation and we will keep you updated on this ongoing story.