Josh Samman Passes Away

SIOUX FALLS, SD - JULY 12:   Josh Samman steps onto the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Denny Sanford Premier Center on July 12, 2016 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

SIOUX FALLS, SD – JULY 12: Josh Samman steps onto the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Denny Sanford Premier Center on July 12, 2016 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

From UFC.com:

The UFC sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Josh Samman, who passed away on Oct. 5. He was 28.

A popular figure in the mixed martial arts world who was embraced by the community not just for his fighting ability but for his writing and accessibility to fans and his fellow media members, the Tallahassee native was always searching for the next adventure, whether in the Octagon or in life.

A martial artist since the age of 16, Samman turned pro in 2007 and was a quick study, winning nine of his first 11 bouts. That success earned him a place on the cast of Season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter after several tries at securing a spot on the reality series.

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Love & light to Josh’s family & loved ones at this time. Rest easy, Josh.

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