Fight Time 7: "The Return of Din Thomas" took place tonight (Oct. 7, 2011) at the War Memorial Auditorium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
There was just one problem: "Dinyero" no-showed for his main event fight against George Sheppard because he was injured in a car accident on his way to the venue, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Thomas, who totaled his car, was reportedly treated and has already been released from Bethesda Hospital in Boynton Beach.
His trainer at American Top Team (ATT), Howard Davis Jr., was saddened by the news, but also a little irked that Thomas was chauffeuring himself to his first fight in more than 18 months:
"My thoughts and prayers are with him and his wife and family.He shouldn't have been driving by himself."
Thomas hasn't competed since stopping Dustin Pague (technical knockout) at WEF: "Brasco vs. Whitesel" in Jan. 2010.
He is currently riding a three-fight win streak, which includes a submission win (triangle choke) over Dustin Pierkin at Headhunter Productions "The Patriot Act" back in Feb. 2009 followed by a technical knockout victory (knee) over Gabe Lemley at "March Badness" just over a month later.
His return is now indefinitely on pause until further notice.
The rest of the field at Fight Time 7 still managed to make it to the event unharmed and fortunately were able to compete. Fight Time 7 results:
- Walter Harris (3-1) defeated Cedric James (0-3) in just 22 seconds
- John "The Musclebot" Rivera (1-1) defeated Jimmy Alexander (3-7) in 34 seconds
- Patrick "The Animal" Williams (3-1) defeated Phil Gebauer (1-1) via rear naked choke in round two
- Damion "The Outlaw" Williams (1-1) needed only 57 seconds to defeat Julian Flor (0-1) via choke
- Rory Bradshaw (7-8) defeated Matt McCook (8-5)
- Lucas Pimenta (3-0) defeated Doug Rossi (1-4) by technical knockout at the 48-second mark
For more Fight Time 7 results be sure to check out SunSentinel.com for comprehensive coverage.