Article

Jeff Blatnick 1957-2012

The UFC sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of former commentator and judge Jeff Blatnick, who passed away Wednesday after complications following heart surgery. He was 55.

A 1984 Olympic Gold medal winner in Greco-Roman wrestling AFTER battling cancer, Blatnick was a pioneering force in mixed martial arts who introduced countless people to the sport as a UFC commentator from UFC 4 through 32. Blatnick also worked closely with athletic commissions regarding the sport he loved, and he would later serve as an MMA judge, even working several UFC events. His presence around the Octagon and in the sport will be sorely missed.

Blatnick is survived by a wife and two children.
Sunday, February 15
4PM
NZDT
Broomfield, CO

Media

Recent
UFC® 183 Silva vs Diaz live event on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
31/01/2015
After a decision victory over Kelvin Gastelum, Tyron Woodley talks about the fight inside the Octagon with Joe Rogan.
31/01/2015
UFC correspondent Megan Olivi catches up with Thiago Alves after his come-from-behind win over Jordan Mein at UFC 183.
31/01/2015
Megan Olivi catches up with John Lineker after his huge win over Ian McCall at UFC 183.
31/01/2015