JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - MAY 16: A detailed view of the octagon is seen in a nearly empty arena prior to UFC Fight Night at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 16, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

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British MMA fighter Jahreau Shepherd reportedly died on the age of 30 on Saturday after he was stabbed in South London, his administration group confirmed to BBC Information

Per the BBC, the fighter nicknamed Nightmare was attending his 30th celebration when he was stabbed. Police additionally imagine a 26-year-old man was stabbed in the identical assault, though they haven’t made any arrests.

Contenders MMA, Shepherd’s promoter, launched an announcement calling him “vastly proficient and nice enjoyable to be round, an enormous character with an enormous smile and infectious snigger” whereas including, “Contained in the cage, he was destined for the highest—a champion in three completely different organisations with heavy arms and a warrior coronary heart.”

Zach Braziller of the New York Publish famous police stated Shepherd died on the scene regardless of rescue efforts from paramedics.

Mourners paid tribute to him with bouquets, candles and {a photograph} of him holding championship belts.

In accordance with Braziller, Shepherd was 6-2 in his profession with titles in each CEA and UCMMA. He final fought in February, profitable a unanimous determination over Quinten DeVraught at Contenders Norwich 29.