The MMA world lost a true pioneer earlier this week when UFC veteran Cal Worsham passed away at the age of 55. The cause of death for Worsham has been reported to be a heart attack, but no official cause of death has been revealed at this time.
Shannon Ritch, an MMA fighter and friend of Worsham, would post the sad news of his passing via Facebook:
Worsham went 1-2-0 in the UFC (13-10-0 overall), defeating Zane Frazier at UFC 9, while suffering defeats to the duo of Paul Varelens (UFC 6) and Tank Abbott (UFC Ultimate Ultimate ‘96). Worsham would continue competing until March 30 of 2012, where he defeated Chris Wood by first round TKO in what would serve as Worsham’s final professional MMA bout. Worsham was also inducted into the Gladiator Challenge Hall Of Fame in 2006, having spent the majority of his professional MMA career in that organization.