MMA Tragedy: Fighter Levens and Wife Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

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In a news story that could become very damaging to the rapidly growing sport of MMA, TMZ reported tonight that fighter Justin Levens and his wife were both found shot to death in their home on Wednesday afternoon in an incident that California police are investigating as a murder-suicide.

Levens, a journeyman fighter who had posted a career record of 9-8 in UFC, WEC and IFL among other organizations, made headlines in the MMA world over the summer when he was suspended by the California State Athletic Commission after a pre-fight drug test at the July 19 Affliction: Banned event (for a fight that ironically never happened because of time constraints) showed Levens to have more than 84 times the allowable amount of the painkiller oxymorphone in his system.

Levens’ six month suspension was to end in January 2009. He had not won a fight since 2006, posting an 0-5 record since.

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