British MMA star Jahreau Shepherd has tragically died, aged 30.
Shepherd, from London, is believed to have died all of the sudden yesterday however the trigger has not but been introduced.
Tributes have been paid to Shepherd, who was welterweight champion with MMA promotion Contenders.
“Jay, our welterweight champion, was massively proficient and nice enjoyable to be round, a giant character with an enormous smile and infectious snigger.
“Contained in the cage, he was destined for the highest – a champion in three completely different organisations with heavy fingers and a warrior coronary heart.”
Shepherd, who was nicknamed ‘The Nightmare’ had a 6-2 file in skilled MMA, together with 5 successes by knockout.
He was famend for his tempo and aggression in his fights and was a part of the London Struggle Manufacturing unit.