MMA world reacts to the death of Kevin Randleman

By Russell Ess - February 12, 2016

The recent news of former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman passing away due to heart failure struck the MMA community out of nowhere.

The 44-year-old MMA pioneer reportedly died of heart failure. According to Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter, Randleman went to the hospital with pneumonia, but ultimately passed away due to heart failure.

See how the various members from the MMA community reacted to the tragic news.

@danawhite – “I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of the legend Kevin Randleman. RIP Kevin “The Monster” Randleman”

@ChuckLiddell – “Damn I cornered him this fight. Sad to hear the news. RIP my friend.”

@Rampage4real – “Rip Kevin 😔🙏🏾”

@JohnMcCarthyMMA – “Just informed that Kevin Randleman has suddenly passed. I am so sorry 4 his family. RIP Kevin & God Bless. U were a Monster in the cage”

#kevinrandleman #rip

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@JonnyBones – “R.I.P Kev”

@danhendo – “So extremely sad to hear about the passing of Kevin Randleman. Truly one of the legends of wrestling and MMA. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and everyone that was blessed to have known him. RIP, The Monster”

@brucebuffer – “RIP Kevin Randleman… Your smile, positive attitude & “Warrior Spirit” lit up every room & cage you walked into… TY for your friendship 👊”

@urijahfaber – “This dude was so cool! I remember he walked into a room in Vegas with a bunch of us young fighters. He pointed at three of us and said “You’re going to be rich, you’re going to be rich, you’re going to be rich. This sports blowing up! So on that note….can I borrow $50!” We all got a laugh, then he got in a friendly wrestling match with Mark Coleman on a marble floor. OG!”

@wandfc – “RIP Kevin be in peace! O mundo do mma ficou mais triste morreu o Kevin! Q surpresa triste ! Vai paz guerreiro !”

@DiegoSanchezUFC – “We lost Kevin today this man was a great guy so sad!!!!”

@minotauromma – “A lot of respect for the ” Monster ” Kevin Randleman , for what he did for the sport .
Rest in peace warrior !!
Muito respeito pelo Kevin Randleman , pelo que ele fez pelo esporte .
Descanse em paz guerreiro !!”

@roynelsonmma – “My heart goes out to Kevin Randleman’s family. I had the pleasure to train, know & watch one of the pioneers of our sport. @ufc #rip”

@GamebredFighter – “One of the greats is gone. Won the Ncaa tourney with a broken jaw #respect #kevinrandleman #ufc”

@LiLHeathenMMA – “@themonstah_ RIP to an old friend! Great personality and true class! One of funniest characters I’ve met! Sad to hear this news.”

@vinnymma – “RIP Kevin Randleman. The World just lost one of the good guys and a great family man.
Thanks for everything that you’ve done for us MMA enthusiasts. As a friend, I’m Glad that we got to share a last conversation not even a week ago at the Awards. You’ll be missed. #pridefc #mma #ufc #kevinrandleman


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