Shane Manley was shot in the abdomen while breaking up a bar fight in Syracuse.
Minutes before the Orange Crate Brewing Company in Syracuse, New York, closed, a gunshot was heard inside the facility. Professional mixed martial artist Shane Manley was the bouncer that night and was trying to break up a fight between two men. When he intervened in the altercation which took place at the small entrance to the brewery, he received a punch in the back of the head. Moments later, he heard a gunshot and felt a pain in his stomach. When he looked down he noticed blood and realized what had happened.
Below is the unfortunate news reported by TBE Boxing on Twitter:
According to Syracuse.com, an Advance Media New York outlet, Manley explained:
“Honestly, I thought I had been hit by something,” he said, “then once I saw the blood I knew I had been shot and I was fine. of choc.”
Patrons fled the bar, as did the two men who were fighting. A colleague stayed with Manley and applied pressure to his injury until the ambulance arrived. The 33-year-old was rushed to Upstate University Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is still recovering. He hopes to be discharged from hospital next week.
A GoFundMe campaign was created to help her with the cost of medical bills and monetary loss due to unemployment.
Learn more about Shane Manley
Shane ‘Super’ Manley has been involved in mixed martial arts since 2010. He has fought in several promotions including the Cage Titans and Bellator Fighting Championships. As an amateur he only lost in his debut but had his next three wins.
His professional MMA career took off in 2012 and had its ups and downs. The featherweight’s fight record currently stands at five wins and five losses evenly and the biggest name he has faced so far is UFC’s Cody ‘No Love’ Garbrandt.
“Super” was supposed to fight Don “Shameless” Shainis in April, but that fight was canceled.
Below is a tweet from Cage Titans announcing the event:
Prior to the incident, Shane Manley spent most of his time practicing jiu-jitsu, training underprivileged youth in his community, and working security at Upstate University Hospital and the Orange Crate Brewing Company. Prior to the tragic shooting, he planned to fight again in July.