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King of the Cage Announcer Christopher “Big Poppa” Schnake dead at 37

Continuing the trend of mind boggling losses to the MMA world, multiple reports have confirmed that veteran King of the Cage announcer and radio personality Christopher “Big Poppa” Schnake passed away Monday, just days after announcing for King of the Cage: Kingpin on Saturday night. The news was broken by Schnake’s close friend and business partner “Victory Jay”.

Reports say that “Big Poppa” pulled over at a rest stop on his drive home and passed away in his car. According to Jay, Schnake had mentioned that he needed to “get his diabetes under control” in a phone conversation shortly after collapsing mid show at “Kingpin”, but that his death was shocking nonetheless.

Besides being the energetic voice behind the King of the Cage promotion, Schnake was also an entrepreneur, who along with Jay started Cagetix, an online Ticketmaster-type business that more efficiently allowed fans of local and upstart MMA shows access to tickets. Cagetix even went as far as to provide a portion of the ticket sales to struggling fighters in return for generating traffic for the site. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.

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kinky friend- September 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm
RIP... thats messed up.
as a fellow diabetic i know first hand how horrible that shit it, sad day indeed.
Duh Ogre- September 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm
I knew a guy who died in his car from having too many pain prescriptions (they were legit, he messed his back up good before that). The doctors game him a bunch of different ones all at really high doses. He ended up accidentally ODing sitting in the drive through.
Numa- September 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm
Myself and the entire Hollowpoint family were very saddened when we heard the news. Schnake was a great announcer, and a better man. He will greatly be missed. RIP my friend.
agentsmith- September 2, 2011 at 10:53 am
... outlive everyone except Randy Couture, that is. Sorry, I temporarily died at my keyboard.
agentsmith- September 2, 2011 at 10:53 am
WTF is it with MMA folks dropping dead in their car or dying in their sleep lately? Meanwhile I had pizza and coffee for breakfast and I'll probably outlive
KarmaAteMyCat- September 2, 2011 at 10:45 am
To this day I may be one of the only if not the only person to compete in Spats/Grappling pants in a KOTC show and Chris was all for it. He was very outgoing and very forthcoming which I admired a lot of people didn't like his personality as he came off arrogant and crude but to me Chris will always be remembered as the guy I gave daps to after a fight and had a few drinks with after KOTC OUTKASTS... RIP Chris. I hope you find peace.
skeletor- September 2, 2011 at 10:27 am
Also Cain VS JDS on FOX. Don't know if that applies to the sport or not.