Dies tragically of unknown circumstances at age 30.
British MMA welterweight champion, Jahreau Shepherd nicknamed 'The Nightmare' has died tragically of unknown circumstances. He was aged 30.
His sudden death occurred on Saturday, July 11, 2020 with no cause of death yet confirmed.
The sad news of Shepherd's deah was confirmed by his MMA promoters, Contenders on Sunday, July 12 2020.
"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.
Tributes were paid to Shepherd on social media after news of his death was made public.
The 30-year-old Londoner, defeated 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.