Former UFC fighter Elias Theodorou dies from cancer at 34

Elias Michael Theodorou (May 31, 1988 – September 11, 2022) was a Canadian mixed martial artist

He competed for the UFC in the Middleweight division where he was ranked 13th until his release, and won The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia.

He became the first professional athlete to receive a therapeutic use exemption for cannabis in North America in January 2020.

Extreme Cage Combat Middleweight Championship (One time)

North American Allied Fight Series Middleweight Championship (One time)

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Middleweight Tournament Winner

Theodorou also served as a "ring boy" for the all-female MMA promotion Invicta Fighting Championships

Theodorou was involved in an upcoming film called Last Hit in which he will portray an MMA fighter who is forced to retire but then takes up e-sports.

Theodorou used cannabis to treat the pain and discomfort from bilateral neuropathy, a nerve condition resulting from an accident that broke his hand in two places and fractured it in four.

Theodorou died from stage four colon cancer that metastasized to the liver on September 11, 2022, at the age of 34