Jeff Blatnick 1957-2012

The UFC sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of former commentator and judge Jeff Blatnick, who passed away Wednesday after complications following heart surgery. He was 55.

A 1984 Olympic Gold medal winner in Greco-Roman wrestling AFTER battling cancer, Blatnick was a pioneering force in mixed martial arts who introduced countless people to the sport as a UFC commentator from UFC 4 through 32. Blatnick also worked closely with athletic commissions regarding the sport he loved, and he would later serve as an MMA judge, even working several UFC events. His presence around the Octagon and in the sport will be sorely missed.

Blatnick is survived by a wife and two children.

Médias

Récent
A middleweight meeting between BJJ blackbelt Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald with his 19 career submission wins entered the Octagon against heavy-handed wrestler “Filthy” Tom Lawlor who is a funny man outside of the cage, but deadly serious in it.
7 juil. 2015
"The Notorious" Conor McGregor talks about his emotions when entering the Octagon, his self-confidence, the martial arts life and more. McGregor fights Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title at UFC 189 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
6 juil. 2015
In the second episode this week, John Gooden and Dan Hardy take an in-depth look at the co-main event at UFC 189 as Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald battle for the welterweight crown.
7 juil. 2015
Light heavyweight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Chuck Liddell throw blows inside the Octagon at UFC 97 in Canada. Shogun takes on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UfC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
6 juil. 2015