RIP: Former UFC Fighter Kevin Randleman

By Ockydub | Posted Mar 22 2016 | 7 Comments  

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman died at 44 years old.

Via his Facebook page his family stated “Behind the name was a gentle soul & loyal friend whom will be missed by many who loved him beyond the cage.”

According to Damon Martin of Fox Sports, Randleman was admitted to a San Diego hospital with pneumonia and eventually died as a result of heart failure.

Siner his UFC beginnings in 1999 he made his mark on the industry. After just three fights, he was the heavyweight champion, beating Pete Williams to take the vacant belt. He would go on to defend the crown against Pedro Rizzo before relinquishing it to the great Randy Couture at UFC 28.

Randleman went on to fight for a number of different brands, including Pride and Strikeforce. His professional MMA record reads 17 wins and 16 defeats, with nine of his victories coming by knockout or submission. The last fight of his professional career came in 2011.

Check some of Randleman’s fight high lights below.

 

 

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  1. grownman
    grownman | March 22nd, 2016
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    Kevin thanks for sharing your gift with us.

  2. alton
    alton | March 22nd, 2016
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    Damn, man. 44yo?????

  3. grownman
    grownman | March 22nd, 2016
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    I know crazy right? It seems to be a "norm" with contact sports. But, in this case it was lung disease which can easily affect any of us. He enjoyed a career that he loved.

  4. alton
    alton | March 22nd, 2016
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    Lung disease. That's the crazy part, and why I'm in a constant struggle to quit smoking. Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, or cancer period doesn't "run" in my family line like that but, nowadays that really don't mean shyt. I've been feelin kind funny lately, partly physical, but mostly paranoia. I keep telling myself I can't leave this earth before my mom. smh.

  5. grownman
    grownman | March 22nd, 2016
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    alton

    Lung disease. That's the crazy part, and why I'm in a constant struggle to quit smoking. Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, or cancer period doesn't "run" in my family line like that but, nowadays that really don't mean shyt. I've been feelin kind funny lately, partly physical, but mostly paranoia. I keep telling myself I can't leave this earth before my mom. smh.

    I wish the best for you with that struggle. Yes, u need to be to be there for her.

  6. grownman
    grownman | March 22nd, 2016
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    This is a good post.

  7. ColumbusGuy
    ColumbusGuy | March 22nd, 2016
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    alton

    Lung disease. That's the crazy part, and why I'm in a constant struggle to quit smoking. Lung Disease, Lung Cancer, or cancer period doesn't "run" in my family line like that but, nowadays that really don't mean shyt. I've been feelin kind funny lately, partly physical, but mostly paranoia. I keep telling myself I can't leave this earth before my mom. smh.

    Don't give up on your attempts to quit. You never know when the time will be when you do it-it usually takes smokers many attempts to eventually be successful. Wishing the best for you regarding this.




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