British MMA fighter Jahreau Shepherd tragically dies at the age of 30

British MMA fighter Jahreau Shepherd tragically dies at the age of 30… with commentator Michael Morgan paying tribute to ‘gentleman inside and outside the cage’

  • Jahreau Shepherd has passed away with a cause of death yet to be confirmed
  • He fought under Cage Warriors, Bellator, UCMMA and Fusion FC organisations
  • The 30-year-old’s death was confirmed by his MMA promoters Contenders 
  • MMA commentator Michael Morgan paid tribute to ‘The Nightmare’ on Sunday

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

It is currently unknown how the welterweight champion, nicknamed ‘The Nightmare’ who had a 6-2 record from professional Mixed Martial Arts fights, passed away, with no cause of death yet confirmed. 

But the news of Shepherd’s sad passing was confirmed by his MMA promoters Contenders in an Instagram post on Sunday. 

British MMA fighter Jahreau Shepherd has tragically died at the age of 30 over the weekend

The welterweight champ had a 6-2 pro record and fought under MMA promoters Contenders

The organisation confirmed the news of Shepherd’s passing with a heartfelt Instagram post

‘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.’

MMA commentator Michael Morgan also paid his respects in a Twitter post on Sunday: ‘Absolutely shocked to hear the news this morning. 

‘A true gentleman inside and outside the cage. Rest in peace #UKMMA’s Jahreau Shepherd.’

Morgan paid tribute to the 30-year-old MMA fighter, who was nicknamed ‘The Nightmare’

The 30-year-old, from London, beat Quinten de Vreught in February to be crowned welterweight champion at Contenders 29. 

Shepherd was known for his pace and aggression and was also a member of the London Fight Factory. 

He was on a win-streak of five fights dating back to 2018, and fought under companies such as Cage Warriors, Bellator, UCMMA and Fusion FC.  

After the news was confirmed, The MMA UK Late show was cancelled on Sunday evening. 




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