UFC Fighter Death at Age 34

UFC Fighter Death at Age 34

Elias Theodorou, a charismatic mixed martial artist who campaigned successfully for the right to use medical marijuana as an athlete, has died. He was 34.

Theodorou's official twitter account announced on Saturday that the former UFC fighter died Sunday in Toronto of colon cancer that metastasized.

TSN fight analyst Robin Black, a friend and former fighter himself, said Theodorou had not shared his cancer diagnosis publicly.

A positive energy if ever there was one, a man who almost always flashed a winning smile, a man who spoke out about what he believed in,

Theodorou and 15 other fighters spent six weeks filming in a lodge in the woods about an hour outside of Montreal.

He went on to win eight of 11 fights as a middleweight in the UFC but was cut after a May 2019 loss to Derek Brunson in Ottawa.