UFC Vet Lyman Good, Partner Involved in Car Crash, Fundraiser Launched

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UFC and Bellator MMA veteran Lyman Good has come out of a recent car crash relatively unscathed, but things are looking more serious for partner Mickaëlla Nugent.

The pair were involved in a crash in Harriman, New York on April 12, 2024, with “Micka” rushed to hospital, where she was placed in a medically induced coma prior to undergoing emergency surgery. News of the crash and Nugent’s condition was first reported by Team Tiger Schulmann, where Good serves as a coach. The camp noted that Good was at her bedside, and requested any prayers and well-wishes be sent Good’s way.

More recently, Nugent’s family launched a fundraiser to aid in her recovery efforts, with roughly $38,000 of a $250,000 goal already collected.

Micka Nugent was “rushed to the Garnet Medical Center in Middletown, New York in critical condition where doctors scrambled to save her life,” a post to the GoFundMe campaign reads. “She eventually was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York where a lifesaving surgery was performed. She remains hospitalized in Westchester surrounded by family and friends who anxiously monitor her condition.”

Both Nugent, and her father, are veterans of the United States Marine Corps.

Lyman Good was the inaugural Bellator MMA welterweight champion, a title he claimed back in 2009 when he won the promotion’s Season 1 tournament. He joined the UFC in 2015, and was hit with a USADA suspension due to a tainted supplement the following year, leading him to sue the manufacturer- a lawsuit he later lost when a judge ruled that positive test results by the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory (SMRTL), a world-renowned anti-doping lab, amounted to hearsay.

In 2020, Good also became the first UFC fighter to publicly reveal that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He has not competed since a loss to Belal Muhammad that year, though there was talk of a comeback in 2023 that never materialized.