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Kimo Leopoldo Reportedly Dead of a Heart Attack at 41

This isn’t officially confirmed yet, but we thought we’d pass on the news that multiple sources are reporting this morning claiming that former UFC fighter Kimo Leopoldo has died from complications resulting from a heart attack.  Details at this point are still rather hazy, but if true this marks a sad end for the fighter with an often tumultuous life in and out of the cage.  He was 41 years old.

Leopoldo recently found himself in the news after an arrest for drug possession in southern California.  Before that he made a very public run for the Executive Officer position within the California State Athletic Commission, where he hoped to turn his past record for steroid use into an asset rather than a liability.  There’s no indication yet whether drugs might have played a role in his death.  More on this as it becomes available.

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Bloodlust- July 21, 2009 at 4:16 pm
Oh Ye of little faith (and meth) Kimo hath risen!
Surfin Dave- July 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm
This just in, Kimo not dead, cross still works.
Give It Up- July 21, 2009 at 3:14 pm
"If you're looking to nab a t-shirt, attention, whatever it is, try doing it at the expense of someone who didn't recently/reportedly lose their life.

So has this been confirmed yet?"


"Yes. It's been confirmed that you are a humorless doofus"

lol wow give THIS man a t-shirt, perfectly timed, as long as spellchecker hasnt died in the past few hours this is def t-shirt worthy.
NateGetsIrate- July 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm
I heard Kevin Iole say the same thing.
VegasBJJ- July 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm
Kevin Lole @ Yahoo Sports is stating he's still alive. Check for yourself.
Junk Puncher- July 21, 2009 at 2:15 pm
He's not a humorless doofus, he just asking that you try and show some class to person who hasn't been dead 24 hours. Is that too much to ask? Apparently so.

Kimo was a warrior and his fight with Royce is one of the reasons I've been a MMA fan for years. 41 is just way to early to pass on.
Androiddrew- July 21, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Yes. It's been confirmed that you are a humorless doofus.
sPeLLcHeCkEr- July 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm
Not so much Jeebus bashing as much as really bad (not to mention ill-timed) attempts at humor. If you're looking to nab a t-shirt, attention, whatever it is, try doing it at the expense of someone who didn't recently/reportedly lose their life.

So has this been confirmed yet?
Horror Fighter- July 21, 2009 at 11:45 am
Thanks for helping to pave the way, Kimo. Rest in peace, brother.
lilpo0ts- July 21, 2009 at 11:40 am
i just want to laff at the people who say all this stuff on the forum to try and be funny, but none of them would have said it if he was standing in front of them before he died. never been a fan of him except the cross carrying, that was original and classic...well original for a fighter. 41 is too young, but drugs and steroids play a factor for the shear fact that they hurt your heart..cant deny that. rest in the peace that you didnt have during your life
Androiddrew- July 21, 2009 at 11:17 am
Sorry Spellchecker, I love Jeebus as much as the next guy
LoneWolf- July 21, 2009 at 10:58 am
RIP Kimo
reddog- July 21, 2009 at 10:53 am
He obviously didn't pray enough. Or he worshipped a false god. Or maybe roids are really really bad for the human body. I just recently watched UFC 3 and UFC 16 again. Kimo was entertaining, no doubt. hope u lived life to the fullest. It sure seems u did.
Markdog- July 21, 2009 at 10:39 am
Try black ice? Is that some sort of joke?
Dubbayoo- July 21, 2009 at 10:29 am
Apologies, my friends. I wanted to be offensive, but not hurtful. My bad. :(
sPeLLcHeCkEr- July 21, 2009 at 10:22 am
Wow, those cross jokes are incredibly lame. RIP.
Koeikan- July 21, 2009 at 10:15 am
too soon
Jeepman- July 21, 2009 at 10:15 am
Rest I Peace, Kimo
NateGetsIrate- July 21, 2009 at 10:05 am
I don't know if more people have died this year than the previous ones or that i'm just now noticing because 30 is around the corner for me, but... scary.

Rest In Peace, Kimo.
Dubbayoo- July 21, 2009 at 10:04 am
well that's certainly a big cross to bear... har har...

...too soon?
Times Infinity- July 21, 2009 at 10:04 am
Am I just making this up in my head or didn't he get into meth? Now that will fuck up a heart. RIP Kimo.
Androiddrew- July 21, 2009 at 10:01 am
Word on the street says it wasn't a heart attack, but that he was crushed by that cross he used to carry around
Kim Couture is a cunt- July 21, 2009 at 10:01 am
Drugs and Steroids = Death

Ken Caminetti
John Kordic
And about 10 wrestlers off the top of my head.

Very sad.

R.I.P Kimo
Biffmiester- July 21, 2009 at 9:59 am
wtf is it about this year that everyone is friggin dying?
Kimbos Bread- July 21, 2009 at 9:58 am
Drugs and steroids will do that to you.

Regardless, may he journey well into the next life.
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