Former UFC Lightweight Suffers the Unfortunate Death of His One-Month-Old Daughter

Published 05/27/2020, 2:59 PM EDT


Former UFC fighter Sam Stout and his family suffered the tragic loss of their one-month-old a few days ago. Stout broke the news six days ago on his Instagram.

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The Canadian Stout had a twenty-fight stint with the UFC. Having retired in 2015, he is currently living in his hometown of London, Ontario. He is now the co-owner of Adrenaline MMA. Known as one of the better journeymen in the UFC history, Sam has racked up six Fight of the Night bonuses. Even today, it is a divisional record at 155 pounds, tied with Nate Diaz.

Before he arrived in the UFC, the Canadian had a successful run in TKO. His UFC debut came against Spence Fisher at UFC 58 in 2006. He was originally booked to face Kenny Florian. However, Florian withdrew from the bout due to a back injury. Regardless, Fisher and Stout went toe-to-toe for three full rounds for one of the most exciting fights in UFC history. Stout eventually won the split-decision.

GoFundMe page started for Sam Stout has already almost six times the targeted amount

Sam Stout has a significant fan base in his nation. This was pretty evident when a fundraiser for him managed to raise an amount that was multiple times the targeted value. A GoFundMe page, organized by Tara Cassetta, aimed at raising $5,000 for the retired fighter. However, as of now, it has already managed to raise $29,354.

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“During this unimaginable time, there are going to be unforeseen costs for the Stouts. A few of us felt setting up a GoFundMe would be appropriate to those who want to donate in Sydney’s memory to help Sam, Jessie, and their 6-year-old daughter Logan, with day-to-day costs, counseling, bills associated, etc, can do so,” read the message on the fundraiser.

Sam Stout’s wife, Jessica Lablanche was also deeply affected by the tragic loss of her daughter. She also took to Instagram to open up about her loss.

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“I literally don’t know how or why I’m posting this right now but I feel like if everyone knows now maybe this day can be over faster. And I’ll never have to tell anyone ever again that she isn’t here. We lost our little baby in her sleep last night. And she’s gone. And I can truly tell you there is nothing worse than this.

I love you so much my sweet little bean. I would do anything to have you back right now. So just hold and love everyone you can right now you have no idea how important every single second is until it’s gone. I Love you Bean. Forever,” she wrote on Instagram.

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Rishabh Singh

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Rishabh Singh is an MMA author at EssentiallySports since 2020. An engineer in the making, his love for combat sports began by watching Anderson Silva light people up inside the Octagon. When he isn't busy in his technical pursuits, he is an avid reader with a love for sports in general and sporting history in particular.

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