MMA fighter ‘The Ironman’ kill self in prison


An MMA fighter, known as The Ironman, hanged himself in a prison cell after admitting to sexual exploitation of a child and keeping twisted abuse images.

Travis Fulton, 44, was found unresponsive in his cell in Linn County Jail, Iowa, the US, on Saturday, July 10.

Staff attempted CPR and he was rushed to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Fulton was initially arrested in February and had been in jail since. 

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His arrest relates to incidents that took place between June 2013 and April 2020, according to court records.

The other occurred around November 2020, it is claimed.

In one case, Fulton allegedly got a 13-year-old girl to meditate with him before taking off all her clothes except her underwear and performed a sex act on her, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports.

Fulton initially admitted the meditation but denied touching the girl.

He had agreed to plead guilty to sexually exploiting a child under the age of 18, and possessing child abuse photos.

Fulton’s death is being investigated and an autopsy will be performed.