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Author: Eric M Turnbull

Elias Theodorou, UFC fighter dies at age 34

Elias Died from Cancer

Elias Theodorou, a professional mixed martial artist best known for his support of athletes who use cannabis, passed away on Monday from cancer, his family said.

The Last Bell

Elias "The Spartan" Theodorou answered his last bell on September 11, 2022, according to a statement from his family.

Colon Cancer

After a valiant battle with colon cancer that spread, he died away peacefully at home with his loved ones at his side.

The Impact

In his 34 years, Elias Theodorou "made an impact, one that won't be forgotten," according to UFC.

His Last Match

With a 16-3 overall record and an 8-3 mark in the sport's premier competition, Theodorou left UFC in 2019.

Active Supporter of Cannabis

Elias Theodorou is renowned for his support of medical marijuana and is credited with obtaining Canada's first cannabis exemption for professional athletes in 2020.

Colorado's Take

Colorado provided a similar exemption the next year. According to Theodorou, that was a first for an American pro athlete.

Elias Theodorou, UFC fighter dies at age 34

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