Former UFC star Elias Theodorou has passed away aged just 34 after losing his fight with liver cancer.
Theodorou fought in the UFC 11 times during his MMA career with eight wins and three losses on his professional record.
The Canadian stopped competing in Dana White's promotion back in 2019 and began fighting in regional events with his last outing coming in December against Bryan Baker.
The Canadian had never made details of his long-term illness public but reports had emerged that Theodorou was battling stage four liver cancer.
However it was confirmed that Theodorou passed away on Sunday after losing his battle with the disease.However it was confirmed that Theodorou passed away on Sunday after losing hi
Tributes have poured in for the UFC middleweight who was ranked at No.13 prior to being released from his contract in 2019.
Belal Muhammad wrote: "Wow Rest In Peace." ONE heavyweight champion Arjan Bhullar wrote, “This is so damn sad.
Never heard a bad thing said about him and blown away he just fought less than a year ago."
UFC kingpin White joined others in paying homage to Theodorou, writing "RIP Elias Theodorou" on a tributing Instagram post.
Shannon Knapp, president of the Invicta Fighting Championships also posted an emotional message, writing: "You were such a beautiful soul.