Former Olympic gold medalist and UFC commentator Jeff Blatnick passed away on Wednesday following complications after having heart surgery. read news >>
The MMA world has lost an iconic member of its past and present.
Jeff Blatnick died today following complications from heart surgery, according to a report from wnyt.com. He was 55 years old.
Blatnick, who won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics, served as a commentator for 29 UFC events and as an MMA judge in the U.S. and Canada.
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Jeff Blatnick has died at the age of 55 due to complications from heart surgery. read news >>
UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn will remember friend and 1984 Greco-Roman wrestling American gold medalist Jeff Blatnick for his ability to stretch the imagination.
They'd known each other since the late 1970s because Blatnick's Greco-Roman style had few practice spaces, so he sought out freestyle wrestling haunts that Severn frequented.
They last saw each other Sept. 15, a few months before Blatnick's untimely death.
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