Josh Samman fighting for life; in critical condition, unresponsive
UFC fighter Josh Samman, 28, is in need of some prayers. Early reports indicate that the UFC middleweight was found unresponsive earlier today, and that one other was found deceased. A name has been associated with the deceased but we will not release pending next of kin notification.
A Reddit user broke the news via the MMA section of Reddit:
“A friend of mine called me this morning and told me a old co-worker of his was found dead in a south Florida apartment and josh samman was found un responsive with him. He said josh is still in the hospital in critical condition.”
Following that, FloCombat reporter Jim Edwards confirmed that Samman is indeed in the hospital and fighting for his life, stating:
“Josh is in a bad way in hospital right now, alive to my knowledge, but in a bad way.”
Aside from competing, Samman is also also a columist for the UFC website and BloodyElbow.com
He lost his girlfriend in 2013, something Samman said he felt somewhat responsible for. There was a period of time where Samman did not know if he would ever fight again. After a string of injuries and a dramatic comeback, Samman earned one of the organization’s highlight reel knockouts on her birthday, one of the most emotional moments in the UFC octagon. He currently holds a professional 12-4 mixed martial arts record.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Josh Samman and his family.