British MMA fighter Jahreau Shepherd, popularly known as ‘The Nightmare’ has tragically passed away at the age of 30.
The cause of death is yet to be confirmed. The news of Shepherd’s sad passing was confirmed by his MMA promoters, Contenders on Sunday.
Contendersmma wrote: “Everyone at Contenders is absolutely devastated to hear of Jahreau Shepherd‘s death,
“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.
“Our thoughts are with all his family and friends at this terrible time. Rest in peace, champ.”
MMA commentator Michael Morgan tweeted: “Absolutely shocked to hear the news this morning. A true gentleman inside and outside the cage. Rest in peace #UKMMA’s Jahreau Shepherd.”
Jahreau Shepherd had a 6-2 record from professional Mixed Martial Arts fights. Shepherd was known for his pace and aggression and was also a member of the London Fight Factory.
He was on a win-streak of five fights dating back to 2018, and fought under companies such as Cage Warriors, Bellator, UCMMA and Fusion FC.