UFC middleweight Josh Samman is passed reduction than a week after he was found nonchalant in a South Florida apartment.
Samman, 28, had been in a coma during Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., six days after military were called to a unit for a suspected drug overdose and found a warrior and a defunct friend.
MMAjunkie reliable a news with Samman’s longtime crony Christopher Rothstein, who posted on his Facebook page: “My heart is heavy, as are so many others this morning, as currently a universe has mislaid an extraordinary tellurian being. Rest in assent Josh Samman, we were one of a good guys.”
The death was also reliable by a Broward County (Fla.) medical examiner’s office. Autopsy formula are pending.
“The family asks that Josh’s remoteness be reputable and that everybody continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this intensely formidable time,” Samman’s manager Gary Ibarra wrote in a prepared matter to MMAjunkie.
Samman’s teammate on “The Ultimate Fighter 17,” Gilbert Smith, posted on Instagram: “Dude was a Warrior and substantially one of a many intelligent fighters we know. Brother we will be missed! My condolences goes out to family!!!”
The UFC did not immediately respond to a ask for comment.
Samman, who warranted an altogether record of 12-4 and was 3-2 in a UFC after his time on “TUF,” was respirating when officers arrived on a 911 call from a friend, who found a group and began administering CPR to Samman. No signs of tainted play were discovered, and military are questioning a matter, according to a matter expelled Monday by Hollywood (Fla.) police.
No foreigner to tragedy, Samman also was a author who closely minute his battles with piece abuse and a genocide of his partner 3 years ago from a single-car collision that happened while a dual were texting any other. A someday columnist for a MMA website BloodyElbow.com, he minute his practice in and outward of a octagon and interviewed UFC VP of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky.
Funeral services are being designed for Samman. A use for his friend, Troy Jeffery Kirkingburg, 28, takes place currently in Hillsdale, Mich. According to a Broward County (Fla.) coroner’s office, a means of his genocide is tentative due to additional contrast that needs to be performed.
Samman’s mom denied rumors that a warrior had been regulating heroin, revelation FOX Sports in a statement: “In annoy of speculation, there was no heroin found in Josh’s complement whatsoever. No matter what people are posting on amicable media. The reason we am creation this matter is since Josh overwhelmed so many lives, and desired moving others, generally immature people. we don’t wish them to remove faith in him, and whatever he brought out in them, since of a lies. He would wish them to ‘never give up.’”
In further to his UFC fighting career, Samman was a CEO of a Combat Night quarrel promotion. Kirkingburg, Samman’s roommate, also was an MMA announcer for informal Florida promotions.