Sergio Salcido Luna Murder; Team Captain Speaks Out
Everybody with a laptop and internet hook up is writing about the murder of professional mixed martial artist Sergio Salcido Luna at the US/Mexico border. So far details are sketchy, but one of Luna’s team members shared the inside scoop as of right now on his personal blog, TheRealFallenAngel.com.
Luna, who sported a 4-5 professional record before his death, was a member of the Goon Squad fighting team, based in Rensselaer, IN. Luna is not listed on the Goon Squad’s “fighters page”, but he is featured on Sherdog. Clearly, he was a legitimate pro dedicated to mixed martial arts. The previously mentioned blogger is Goon Squad team leader “The Fallen Angel” Dominique Robinson.
Here is what he had to say:
It’s a sad day today. MMA fighter, Goon Squad member, and my good friend Sergio Salcido Luna was killed today at 2:40am, heading to work from Mexico back into the U.S. From what I have heard so far they got into a verbal confrontation with someone while driving, whether they knew the person or not is unknown, and the person, unbeknown to them, followed them. While waiting to cross the border, the man walked up the row of cars and let off five shots from a 9mm and killed both Sergio (25) and his friend Kevin Joel Romero (28).
So the early rumblings are that this is a case of road rage, which is certainly plausible. Although Luna was far from a high profile fighter, any time there is a murder on the border in broad daylight, it is going to get some press. We hope. Sprinkle in a little bit of celebrity by associating one of the victims with a mainstream pro sport, and you have the intrigue you need to insure a lot of attention.
It will be interesting to see if this really was a road rager gone out of control or if we are just in chapter one of a developing future Investigation Discovery expose that my wife and I will veg out and watch many, many times.
Either way, it is a tragedy. Every day we read about more and more death and destruction in the news. It becomes easy to be desensitized. But Sergio Salcido Luna is dead and gone, and the tragedy is very real. Every time someone gets murdered, we as a species, take another step backwards, no matter what the details of the case are.
It seems impossible, but I really like imagining a day in which the only violence I read about when sipping my morning joe and scanning the headline took place in an Octagon or ring.
It hurts that we lost another person to senseless violence. A true fighter gunned down by a coward. It just makes no sense.
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