Craig Booth in critical condition after cutting weight, found in bath

Craig Booth in critical condition after cutting weight, found in bath

Craig Booth, fighter on right, photograph above

Australian mixed martial arts competitor, Craig Booth is in a critical condition after he was found collapsed under hot towels in a bath in Labrador, on the Gold Coast yesterday.

Booth, 26, is believed to have been attempting to shed weight by “sweating it out” – a practice employed by MMA competitors seeking to make competition weight restrictions – at the Golden Shores Holiday Club when the discovery was made.

Booth was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

He was set to participate in an Eternal MMA match at the Southport Sharks AFL Club today.

Booth fights in the middleweight division.