British Champion Jahreau Shepherd Has Tragically Passed Away Aged 30. Shepherd is thought to have
died suddenly on Saturday, but a cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
The fighter was a welterweight champ with MMA
promoters Contenders. confirmed the sad news on Instagram. A statement posted to the social media site said:
“Everyone at Contenders is absolutely devastated to hear of Jahreau Shepherd‘s death.
“Jay, our welterweight champion, was hugely talented and great fun to be around, a big personality with a
huge smile and infectious laugh.
“Inside the cage, he was destined for the top – a champion in three different organizations with heavy hands
and a warrior heart.
British Champion Jahreau Shepherd is Gone “Our thoughts are with all his family and friends at this terrible time.
MMA commentator Michael Morgan was one of many leaving tributes for the fighter. He tweeted:
“Shocked to hear the news this morning. “A true gentleman inside and outside the cage.
“Rest in peace UK MMA’s Jahreau Shepherd.”