Former UFC lightweight Corey Hill has passed away today due to complications from a battle with pneumonia at the age of 36. UFC has confirmed the death of the “The Ultimate Fighter 5” alum. UFC released the following statement:
“The UFC family mourns the tragic loss of Corey Hill, who passed away on May 14 due to complications from pneumonia at the age of 36. Fans will remember Corey for his time as a lightweight competitor who fought multiple times for the organization in 2008 and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter season 5. UFC sends its condolences to the family and friends of Corey Hill.”
Corey Hill’s first professional (exhibition) fight was with the UFC in a decision win against Rob Emerson on “The Ultimate Fighter”. He started following the career of a fighter to achieve his personal goals and to make money for his family.
BJPENN.COM sends our deepest condolences to the family of Corey Hill and our thoughts are with them at this time.
UPDATE: According to TMZ Sports, Hill’s wife says that “The Ultimate Fighter” alum is still alive! Laruan Hill, his wife, stated, “My husband is a strong fighter. Please everyone pray for him.”
While we are glad to hear the passing of Corey Hill was false, we here at BJPENN.COM would like to wish Hill a successful battle with pneumonia and a speedy recovery.
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