Longtime UFC & Boxing Cutman Leon Tabbs Passes Away

Leon Tabbs, who was a cutman under the UFC auspices from UFC 1 until retiring in 2012 has passed away at the age of 86 years old. There is no word at this time as to what the cause of death was for the legendary cutman.

Bruce Tabbs is the son of Leon Tabbs and he issued a brief statement to MMA Fighting, stating that his father will forever serve as a hero.

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“My dad is my hero, forever and a day,” Bruce said.

The longtime cutman didn’t just perform those duties in the UFC, but also operated as a cutman for a plethora of legendary boxing fights over the decades.

MMA luminaries such as Jacob “Stitch” Duran, “Big” John McCarthy and UFC President Dana White shared some thoughts via Twitter on the late Leon Tabbs.




Tabbs is survived by a son, two daughters, two son-in-laws, a daughter-in-law, as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

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