MMA fighter in critical condition on Gold Coast

A MIXED martial arts fighter has been rushed to hospital on the Gold Coast after being found unconscious under hot towels in a bath trying to sweat it out for a weekend bout.

The Brisbane man, 26, was found in a bath under hot towels at the Golden Shores Holiday Club at Labrador just after noon today.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the man was reportedly trying to make weight for an upcoming professional fight.

It's believed the man was due to fight in an MMA bout at the Southport Sharks AFL Club tomorrow night .

He was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.