The news comes several days after it was reported that Samman had been found, unresponsive, in South Florida, and was in a coma. On that day, Troy Jeffery Kirkingburg, Samman’s friend, was found dead at the scene.
The official cause of Samman’s death has yet to be disclosed.
In addition to being a top tier, middleweight fighter, Samman was also a writer, and he had recently authored “The Housekeeper: Love, Death & Prizefighting”.
Samman went 3-2 in official UFC action, and his last fight took place in July, when he was stopped by Tim Boetsch.
Truly a sad day.