[ads1]UFC middleweight Josh Samman — who appeared on “The Ultimate Fighter” — has died after spending several days in a coma … this according to his ‘Ultimate Fighter’ castmate Gilbert Jamal Smith.
Samman was found unresponsive early Friday morning at an apartment in South Florida. His roommate, Troy Kirkingburg — an MMA announcer — was pronounced dead at the scene.
It’s unclear how the two men died.
There were rumblings that heroin played a role — but Samman’s mother came out and said doctors found no traces of the drug in his system. There were also no signs of foul play according to reports.
Samman joined the UFC roster in 2013 after amassing a 9-2 record in lower competitions. He won his first three fights, bringing home Performance of the Night bonuses for stoppage wins over Eddie Gordon and Caio Magalhães. But consecutive losses to Tamdan McCrory and Tim Boetsch had seen him dip to No31 in the organization’s middleweight rankings.
Samman was scheduled to face Oluwale Bamgbose at UFC Fight Night 102 on 9 December in Albany, New York.