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Jeff Blatnick, MMA pioneer and former UFC commentator, dead at 55

Jeff Blatnick, the Olympic gold medalist in wrestling whose involvement with mixed martial arts resulted in the very name of the sport, passed away on Thursday due to complications in surgery. He was a former UFC commentator, judge and licensed referee for New Jersey as well as motivational speaker and high school wrestling coach.

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UFC boss remembers Jeff Blatnick, talks hot topics

UFC president Dana White remembered longtime UFC friend Jeff Blatnick during a radio segment with ESPN 1100 in Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon, while updating his own medical situation.

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The man who named sport of MMA passes away

Death of 1984 Olympic gold medalist and former UFC announcer and commissioner sent shock waves throughout two different sports today.

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