Elias Theodorou Biography – Elias Theodorou Wiki
Elias Theodorou was a Canadian mixed martial artist. He made his professional debut in 2011 and earned a UFC contract by winning The Ultimate Fighter in 2014. Theodorou fought in 22 bouts (19-3 record) in mixed martial arts and 11 (8-3 record) in the UFC in the middleweight division. He was released from the UFC following an uneventful loss to Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 151 in May 2019.
Theodorou had long been a vocal campaigner for the medical usage of marijuana in the sport of MMA and was the first competitor in all of North America to achieve his long-held goal of gaining a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for cannabis. On Feb. 19, 2020, Theodorou became the first professional athlete to receive a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for its use when he was granted it by the British Columbia Athletic Commission. According to his personal website, he was also granted a TUE in May 2021 for the same purpose.
Following an accident that left his hand broken in two places and fractured in four, he suffered from bilateral neuropathy, which is nerve damage in his upper extremities, according to MMA Mania.
After his UFC career, Theodorou fought and won three times on the regional circuit. His last professional bout was a win over Bryan Baker in December 2021 in Colorado. Baker, is a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010.
The Mississauga, Ont., native also served as a “ring boy” for Invicta Fighting Championships and was featured on “The Amazing Race Canada,” Season 3 in 2015.
Elias Theodorou Age
Theodorou was born Elias Michael Theodorou on May 31, 1988, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He died on September 11, 2022. He was 34 years old.
Elias Theodorou Girlfriend
Canadian MMA fighter Elias Theodorou previously dated longtime girlfriend Michaela “Max” Altamuro. Theodorou and his then-girlfriend Max Altamuro competed on the third season of The Amazing Race Canada in 2015. According to “The Amazing Race Wiki,” Theodorou’s motto on the show was “Don’t look dumb on TV and don’t die.”
Elias Theodorou Wife
Is Elias Theodorou married? He was not married and therefore didn’t have a wife.
Elias Theodorou Death
Former UFC fighter Elias Theodorou passed away on September 11, 2022, at the age of 34 after privately battling Stage 4 liver cancer. His representative confirmed his passing to TSN journalist Aaron Bronsteter.
Tributes have poured in for the UFC middleweight. Fight Network wrote: “We are sad to hear of the passing of Elias Theodorou. A great friend of the Fight Network family, and one of the most beloved personalities. He will truly be missed.”
Invicta FC said: “A member of the @InvictaFights family has sadly passed from his battle with cancer. Our sincere condolences to his friends and family. Elias was truly a kind, humble and charismatic personality who will be missed greatly by all. #RingBoy”
Shannon Knapp, president of the Invicta Fighting Championships, said: “You were such a beautiful soul. Always so kind and such a bright light in this world. This news is devastating. You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Fly high, Elias!”
Elias Theodorou Cause of Death
Theodorou’s cause of death was liver cancer.
Elias Theodorou Net Worth
Theodorou’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
He was 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) tall.
He was of Canadian nationality.
Elias Theodorou Instagram
His Instagram is @eliastheodorou.