‘Such a bright light in this world’: The mixed martial arts world mourns the death of Elias Theodoro

Tragedy hit the MMA community over the weekend News broke of the death of a former UFC fighter Elias Theodoro due to cancer.

Shortly after Theodore’s death was publicly announced, fighters and fans paid tribute to the Canadian veteran and Ultimate Fighter: Nations The winner, who died Sunday of cancer. He was 34 years old.

Shannon Knapp, president of Invicta FC, described Theodoro as a “beautiful soul” and “a shining light in this world” in one of his Twitter posts, accompanied by images of the always unconventional Theodoro serving as The first “Ring Boy” in the all-women’s promo.

One heavyweight champion Arjan Bhularanother prominent fighter from Canada, wrote, “This is so sad. Never heard anything bad about him and was stunned that he fought for less than a year”, while the UFC welterweight Michael Church Upload a video in which he shares a story in which Theodore literally gifted him the clothes from his back.

UFC President Dana White Take to Instagram to honor Theodoro, who went 8-3 during his career with the promotion from 2014-2019.

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Watch the mixed martial arts community’s social media reactions to the tragic news below.

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