The MMA community is mourning the death of former UFC fighter Elias Theodorou. Several reports of his death are surfacing on the internet. It is reported that the fighter took his last breath on Sunday, September 11, 2022. He was only 34 at the time of his death. It is no doubt to say that his sudden and untimely demise has shattered many hearts. His fans and well-wishers are rising to social media to pay him heartfelt tributes and respects. Besides, his cause of death is also being searched. Let us check what happened to him and how did he die in the article below.
According to reports, Elias Theodorou was battling cancer. Journalist Aaron Bronsteter revealed that the MMA fighter was diagnosed with Stage 4 liver cancer. However, Elias had not disclosed his illness in public so many people were shocked to learn about his demise. Well, now, it is coming forward that Theodorou was getting treatment for the dreaded disease that eventually claimed his life at such a young age. Tributes and condolence messages have flooded the internet ever since. The fighter’s name is trending everywhere as people are keeping him and his family in their prayers.
Born on February 26, 1988, in Mississauga, Canada, Elias Theodorou was a Canadian mixed martial artist of Greek descent. He was ranked 13th when he competed for the UFC in the Middleweight division. Elias even went on to win The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada Vs. Australia. In January 2020, he became the first professional athlete to receive a Therapeutic Use Exemption for Cannabis in North America. He holds notable victories over Dan Kelly, Sam Alvey, Eryk Anders, and Cezar Ferreira. Elias was a veteran of 22 MMA bouts including an 8-3 run in the UFC.
Apart from his fighting career, Theodorou was also known for being an advocate for the use of medicinal marijuana in combat sports. Let us mention that he also made headlines when he served as a ring boy for an Invicta FC event in 2018. Elias started his career 8-0 after making his pro debut in 2011. He even earned a UFC contract after winning TUF in 2014. It is really saddening to learn that the fighter has left the world at such a young age and that he will no longer be seen and heard. The news has broken everyone’s heart to the core. Our team comes forward and pays Elias Theodorou heartfelt tributes. May he rest in peace!