Jahreau Shepherd’s 30th birthday celebration turned tragic over the weekend when he was killed in South London, The Sun reported.
The British MMA fighter, known as “The Nightmare,” was reportedly found bleeding from stab wounds in the Kensington area, and while emergency personnel rushed to the scene, they were too late to save him. According to an eyewitness account, paramedics tried to save him, with his mother shouting, “please keep going, please save my baby.”
“He lived and breathed fighting,” his cousin, Tanisha Shepherd, said. “He was so looking forward to the gym opening again after the lockdown and was lining up a fight. He had everything to live for. He helped keep the young people on the straight and narrow and was a role model.”
No arrests have been made as of yet, but a murder investigation is ongoing. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with funeral costs.
Shepherd had a 6-2 record in his fighting career and won titles in both CEA and UCMMA in his last two bouts.