Tributes have been rolling in on social media after the tragic demise of 30-year-old British MMA fighter, Jahreau Shepherd.

No explanation for demise has been reported for the fighter, whose passing was confirmed by his MMA promoters.

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Contenders shared a heartbreaking tribute to Shepherd on their Instagram web page, describing the fighter as a “warrior”.

“Everybody at Contenders is completely devastated to listen to of Jahreau Shepherd‘s demise,” the put up learn.

“Jay, our welterweight champion, was massively proficient and nice enjoyable to be round, an enormous character with an enormous smile and infectious chuckle.

“Contained in the cage, he was destined for the highest – a champion in three completely different organisations with heavy palms and a warrior coronary heart.

“Our ideas are with all his household and mates at this horrible time. Relaxation in peace, champ.”

Shepherd considered a ‘true gentleman’

The information was met with deep unhappiness within the combating group, with MMA commentator Michael Morgan expressing his shock and despair over Shepherd’s demise.

“Completely shocked to listen to the information this morning,” Morgan’s Twitter put up learn.

“A real gentleman inside and out of doors the cage. Relaxation in peace #UKMMA’s Jahreau Shepherd.”

His sentiments had been echoed by many struggle followers, who took to social media to pay their respects to the fighter and his household.

Nicknamed ‘The Nightmare’, Shepherd was a preferred and extremely regarded fighter in the UK.

Considered as a rising star of the game, he was presently on a five-fight profitable streak after beating Quinten de Vreught at Contenders 29 in February to be topped welterweight champion.

He additionally fought beneath firms together with Cage Warriors, Bellator, UCMMA and Fusion FC and boasted a 6-2 profession document within the MMA.

The MMA UK Late present was cancelled on Sunday night after information of his demise was confirmed.