Jahreau Shepherd, MMA fighter is dead

Jahreau Shepherd

British MMA fighter, Jahreau Shepherd has died at the age of 30

The British welterweight champion, nicknamed ‘The Nightmare’ is believed to have died suddenly on Saturday, July 11, with no cause of death yet confirmed.

The news of Shepherd’s sad passing was confirmed by his MMA promoters Contenders on Sunday.

‘Everyone at Contenders is absolutely devastated to hear of Jahreau Shepherd‘s death,’ the post read. 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 organisations with heavy hands and a warrior heart.

‘Our thoughts are with all his family and friends at this terrible time. Rest in peace, champ.’