Joshua Kaleb “Josh” Samman was born on March 14, 1988, and died on October 5, 2016.
He was an American mixed martial artist.
Josh last competed in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
After amateur MMA fights in 2006, Samman made his professional MMA debut in 2007.
During the next five years, he amassed a record of 9 wins and 2 losses before joining the cast of The Ultimate Fighter.
He was the author of The Housekeeper: Love, Death, and Prizefighting, which chronicles his struggles with addiction; career-threatening injuries and the death of his lover.
The books is available online.
His girlfriend Hailey Bevis died in a single-car accident while the two were texting each other, on August 30, 2013.
Samman’s and a friend, Troy Kirkingburg, were found unresponsive in a South Florida apartment on September 29, 2016.
Samman’s friend, an MMA announcer for a local Florida promotion, was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, while Samman remained in critical condition and in a coma, but did not make it.
Joshua Kaleb “Josh” Samman passed away at 28 years old.