Former UFC fighter Sam Stout has revealed the heartbreaking news that his one-month-old daughter has passed away in her sleep.
“Most of you already know that we lost Sydney Love Stout in her sleep the night before last,” Stout wrote on Instagram. “We tried to save her, but it was too late. The last month with her was the best month of my life, and this is now the worst time of my life … it still doesn’t feel real.
“Jessie (Stout’s wife) and I haven’t let go of each other since yesterday and we will continue to hold on to one other for the rest of our lives. We will be eternally scared from this. We appreciate all the love we have already received from the people around us. We Love you Sydney bean.”
A GoFundMe page has been created to help the Stout’s through this time and though the goal was to reach $5,000, donations have already far exceeded that, reaching over $28,000 at the time of writing.
Stout, who also has a six-year-old daughter named Logan, spent the majority of his career fighting in the UFC, with his first appearance coming at UFC 58 in 2006, while his last came nine years later in 2015, before hanging up his gloves.
Along the way Stout earned victories over the likes of Yves Edwards, Joe Lauzon, Spencer Fisher and Matt Wiman.