Sam Young, who is the training partner of UFC fighter Jamie Varner, passed away on Thursday, July 25. He suffered a massive heart attack after a training session in front of several people.
Varner has gone to several forms of social media to express his sadness over the sudden death. In an Instagram photo Varner uploaded, he sent the following message about his friend.
“Tonight was a very tragic night 3 minutes after this pic was taken one of my fellow warriors had a fatal heart issue and passed away in the ring. I’m very sad but I will have u know this guy helped change my life and was my main sparring partner for my last fight! #Igotsam #ripsamyoung @will_is_working “We will mourn but will keep our eyes to the sky for Sam. Prayers out to his family.” He left behind a wife and 2 beautiful little girls. I’m very sad right now and this is the first time I’ve ever seen anyone pass away! Don’t take life for granted live everyday like it’s ur last, bec u never know when it really is!”
Varner has been training for his August 31 fight with Gleison Tibau at UFC 164.