Former UFC Legend Kimo Leopoldo Dies At 41 (UPDATED)

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TMZ has confirmed, Kimo Leopardo (10-7-1) has died of an apparent heart attack at the age for 41. In recent years, Leopardo was engulfed in drug use allegations including steroids and legal troubles with included arrests for drugs, assault and domestic violence.

Earlier this year Leopoldo applied to become a official officer of the California State Athletic Commission, but was arrested a month later on possession of Meth.

Leopoldo started his MMA career back in 1994, when took on Royce Gracie at UFC 3. He hasn’t fought since 2006.

UPDATE
This story may or may not be true. Kevin Iole twitters…

Kimo Leopoldo is NOT DEAD, I’ve been told by his attorney. More details to folo….He suggested I call his mgr, whose voice mail is full.

Also, from Kimo’s publicist, apparently he was sleeping and woke up to learn of reports of his death.

TMZ has pulled the post…KIMO is Alive.

UPDATE 2
Kimo Leopoldo appeared at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, proving he is still alive.

Former UFC Fighter Kimo Leopoldo Arrested On Drug Charges

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TMZ:

TMZ has learned the famously tatted MMA badboy was arrested by Tustin police Monday afternoon after they spotted the 6’3″, 235 lb fighter wearing a Long Beach Police Dept. jumpsuit, complete with patches and a cloth badge — a badge only cops are allowed to wear. The officers — the real officers — then searched Kimo’s ride, where they claim to have found “a small amount of what is believed to be meth.”

Leopoldo (10-7-1) started his MMA career at UFC 3, losing by first round armlock to legend Royce Gracie. The 41 year old fighter has not fought since 2006.

Beyond the strange behavior, Leopoldo had recently applied to be an Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission.