Dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, trained boxing at Wai Kru MMA facility

From his photo essay: Tamerlan demonstrates a way of walking to strengthen the ankle muscles at the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts center. A native of Chechnya, Tamerlan says: "In Russia, we used to train like this. Here nobody does it, I don't know why!"

News broke earlier today that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified as suspect number one in the tragic bombing of the Boston Marathon, was killed during a firefight with police just outside of Watertown, Massachussets.

His brother, 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is still at large.

Tsarnaev, who described himself as "very religious," has been living stateside for the better part of 10 years and was involved in the combat sports scene as a budding pugilist, sharing a 2010 photo essay titled "Will Box for Passport."

"If he wins enough fights there, Tamerlan says he could be selected for the US Olympic team and be naturalized American. Unless his native Chechnya becomes independent, Tamerlan says he would rather compete for the United States than for Russia."

One of his training facilities was the Wai Kru Mixed Martial Arts Center on Brighton street in Boston, home to former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight John Howard, among others.

Boston and its suburbs, universities and transit system were on "total lockdown," as the search for his younger brother continues. A possible third suspect has also identified, but details are still sketchy. You can imagine the kind of job it is to shut down a city the size of Boston -- as well as its surrounding suburbs -- in a hunt for one man.

One advantage, however, is that in this age of social media, practically the entire world can identify Tsarnaev after seeing his mug splattered all over the Internet, as well as the (old-fashioned) television.

Stay tuned.

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