Elias Theodorou MMA fighter passes away at age 34 from liver cancer. Canadian mixed martial artist Elias Michael Theodorou (May 31, 1988 – September 11, 2022) passed away. He won The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia while competing for the UFC in the Middleweight category, where he was ranked 13th at the time of his release. In January 2020, he became the first professional athlete in North America to be granted a cannabis therapeutic use exemption.
Greek-born Theodorou was reared in Mississauga, Ontario & went to Meadowvale Secondary School. He went to Humber College to get a B.A. in Creative Advertising, but after his first year there, Theodorou decided to enroll in MMA classes as a form of exercise before deciding to make MMA his career. By means of the British Columbia Athletic Commission, Theodorou became the first MMA fighter and professional athlete in history to be granted a sanctioned exemption for using medical cannabis in competition (TUE) on February 19, 2020.
Theodorou would be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, representing Canada at Middleweight, it was revealed in Dec-2013. He defeated Tyler Manawaroa in the semifinals after defeating Zein Saliba in the quarterfinals. He went to Phuket Province, Thailand after the semifinals to train at Tiger Muay Thai with coach Patrick Focus on the external.