BJPenn.com Tragic news surfaced Friday afternoon that UFC middleweight Josh Samman had been found unresponsive in a South Floridan apartment along with another man, who was pronounced dead. While details are extremely scarce at the present time, 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.”
The MMA community was quick to begin pouring out support for Samman via social media, although details are reportedly being kept scarce intentionally.
Shocking and tragic news out of Florida tonight, where two men were found unresponsive in a Florida hotel room, one man was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was rushed to the hospital “fighting for his life” in critical condition. The living man was revealed to be UFC middleweight Josh Samman, who is best known as a cast member on 2013’s The Ultimate Fighter: Team Sonnen vs Team Jones, where he was defeated by the eventual winner of the show Kevin Gastelum in the semi-finals. There have been no details about what happened in the hotel room, but Samman has openly discussed struggles with drugs in the past, and we here at SportSmasher.com hope he makes a full recovery.