The ex-UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman has died at 44 years old. Known as ‘The Monster’ during his time in the ring, he was a fearsome fighter and an impressive grappler. Randleman was apparently admitted to a San Diego hospital recently with pneumonia and eventually died as a result of his heart failing. It’s a sad loss to the sport indeed.
His professional mixed martial arts record is 17 wins and 16 defeats, nine of his wins coming by way of knockout or submission. His final bout was a loss to Baga Agaev, back in 2011.
The world found out via Randleman’s Facebook page, when a member of his family posted this: “With saddened hearts, the Randleman family confirms the passing of Kevin ‘The Monster’ Randleman. Behind the name was a gentle soul & loyal friend whom will be missed by many who loved him beyond the cage.”
Here’s what UFC boss Dana White had to say:
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of the legend Kevin Randleman. RIP Kevin “The Monster" Randleman pic.twitter.com/MTC4nFAF29
— Dana White (@danawhite) February 12, 2016
And ex-UFC fighter Jake Shields said this of his tragic passing:
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