Josh Samman, a favorite to win the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter, lost his girlfriend recently.
Samman, who advanced to the semifinals of TUF 17, was expected to compete this past August against fellow cast member Uriah Hall, but he was removed from the fight. He earned his initial UFC victory over Kevin Casey via second round TKO, improving to 10-2 in his career.
“This week I lost the love of my life in a tragic accident,” Samman posted on Twitter. “Doing my best to pick up the pieces one day at a time.”
Samman’s girlfriend, Hailey, passed away in a car accident last Friday.