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British MMA star, Jahreau Shepherd dies mysteriously at 30

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British MMA fighter, Jahreau Shepherd has died mysteriously at the age of 30.

The welterweight champion, nicknamed ‘The Nightmare’ is believed to have died suddenly on Saturday, July 11, with no cause of death yet confirmed.

The news of Shepherd’s sad passing was confirmed by his MMA promoters Contenders on Sunday.

‘Everyone at Contenders is absolutely devastated to hear of Jahreau Shepherd‘s death,’ the post read. Jay, our welterweight champion, was hugely talented and great fun to be around, a big personality with a huge smile and infectious laugh.

‘Inside the cage, he was destined for the top – a champion in three different organisations with heavy hands and a warrior heart.

‘Our thoughts are with all his family and friends at this terrible time. Rest in peace, champ.’

Shepherd fought under the Cage Warriors and Bellator organisations as well as UCMMA and Fusion FC. He defeated Quinten de Vreught via unanimous decision in Norwich back in February, to be crowned welterweight champ at Contenders 29.

The MMA UK Late show was cancelled on Sunday night in wake of the news.

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