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Updated: Kimo Leopoldo NOT Dead at the Age of 41

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Note from the BloodyElbow staff: This is a rumor that was happily proved to be false.

Some unfortunate bad news being reported over at the UG by Reggie Warren Sr:

Greg Wilson of Newport BJJ Academy just called to give me the terrible news

BJJ Black Belt and UFC, Pride, K-1, Shoot Box, and WFA veteran Kimo Leopaldo died from complications from a heart attack earlier tonight at St Fancis Hospital in Costa Rica 

He was 41 years old and a good friend and instructor to Greg.

To MMA fans he was an old school veteran that showed the world Royce Gracie was beatable.

Kimo fought some of the who's who of early NHB:

Royce Gracie
Ken Shamrock
Tank Abbott
Tim Lajick
Wes Sims
Dan Severn
Brian Johnston
Bam Bam Bigalow (no joke)
Kazushi Sakuraba
Paul Varelens
Pat Smith
and one hell of a cocaine habit

And through it all did his best to spread the message of Jesus Christ from his NHB platform and touched a lot of lives in and out of MMA



R.I.P. Kimo

 

This sad news is CONFIRMED HERE

All I can say is wow...that's not much older than me. RIP KIMO

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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