Tuesday, August 30, 2011


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Rest in Peace "Big Poppa" Schnake

The sport has lost another.  Details are sparse, but it appears that Chris "Big Poppa" Schnake passed away over the weekend.  For those who don't know, Schnake did just about everything there is to do in MMA - he was an announcer, a commentator, a media personality… heck, he even stepped into the ring to fight once.  He was truly a renaissance man, and when I first met him back at a local Brad Kohler show in Minnesota in 2002, he masterfully kept the crowd laughing in between bouts.  Rest in peace, Big Poppa Schnake.  You will truly be missed.