Corey Hill, a veteran of the UFC and alum from The Ultimate Fighter 5, passed away on Friday. Hill was 36 years old.
Hill fought three times for the UFC in 2008, defeating Joe Veres via knockout and falling to Justin Buchholz and Dale Hartt. His loss to Hartt came after suffering a broken leg during the second round.
After returning in 2010, Hill earned a win via decision before going 3-7 over his last 10. His last fight came in February when he lost to Jose Caceres at Fight Time 23.
His death was erroneously reported on Thursday, as Hill’s family let it be known he was still fighting for his life. However, Friday afternoon, his manager told MMAjunkie.com that the fighter had indeed passed away.
Patrick Reynolds stated that Hill suffered a collapsed lung and heart attack earlier this week.
Hill and his wife, Lauran, had three children together.