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UFC Veteran and Medical Cannabis Advocate Elias Theodorou Dies at 34

September 29, 2022
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UFC Veteran and Medical Cannabis Advocate Elias Theodorou Dies at 34
UFC Veteran and Medical Cannabis Advocate Elias Theodorou Dies at 34

Elias Theodorou, a friendly and exciting man who made it to the UFC, died of Stage 4 liver cancer. He was 34 years old. Aaron Bronsteter, a reporter for Canada’s TSN, wrote on social media that Theodorou had only told a few close friends about his diagnosis.

Theodorou got into the UFC on April 16, 2014, when he stopped Sheldon Westcott with strikes in “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.” He keeps a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Theodorou started his MMA career with 11 wins in a row. December 10, 2015, in Las Vegas, he lost a decision to Thiago Santos. He reached 8-3 in the UFC and was let go after Derek Brunson, a middleweight contender, won a decision over him.

On the regional circuit, he fought three more times and won all of them, including two by TKO. In his last fight, he beat Bryan Baker on December 18, 2021, in Greeley, Colorado. It brought his record to 19-3. Sad to say, he died less than ten months after that.

People remembered Theodorou for his long hair and rugged good looks. Also, he never took himself too seriously and worked as a “ring boy” for the all-female Invicta Fighting Championship.

UFC Welterweight Fighter

Theodorou was a friend of UFC welterweight fighter and TV analyst Michael Chiesa. In a video he posted on Twitter, Chiesa said that Theodorou “was the kind of guy who’d offer you the shirt off his back.” At that point in his video, Chiesa held up what he said was his own gray sports jacket.

Chiesa said he was asked to go to a news conference on short notice but didn’t have a collar.

Chiesa said, “I was telling him this while he was wearing this sports jacket and a T-shirt.” He took off his coat and passed it to me. I didn’t get a chance to return it to him. He was that kind of guy. Even though I’m sad, like a lomanyple. Also, I have to remember that he changed a lomanyple’s life and that I’m fortunate to have been his friend.

Theodorou was born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on May 31, 1988. He was a man with many different interests. He and Max Altamuro, his girlfriend at the time, were on the third season of “The Amazing Race Canada.”

The Amazing Race Wiki says that Theodorou’s motto on the show was “Don’t die and don’t look stupid on TV.”

Therefore, he had a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Advertising from Humber College in Toronto. He was an outspoken supporter of medical cannabis use. On Feb. 19, 2020, the British Columbia Athletic Commission gave him the first therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for it delivered to a professional athlete. His website says he also got a TUE for the same reason in May 2021. He also did stunts, was an actor, and made movies. Keep updated here at OKBet sports blog for more information and best odds.

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