Lodune Sincaid, a competitor on the first ever season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show has died at 45 years-of-age.
At this stage no cause of death has been official announced for Sincaid, who was known to have battled with mental issues during his life, including bi-polar disorder and PTSD following his service in the Navy during the Gulf War.
“Lodune Sincaid was found dead April 7, 2019,” a statement on Sincaid’s website said. “Lodune was a true friend and will be missed by those close to him as well as those who crossed his path during his time on this earth. He held no grudges and left this life in peace.”
Sincaid started his professional MMA career with a 6-0 record before winning a spot on the historic TUF Season 1 reality show.
However, in the third episode of the season he was KO’d early in the second round by Bobby Southwarth, but he still earned a spot on the season finale fight card against Nate Quarry, who he’d lose to by TKO.
That brought an end to Sincaid’s brief run in the UFC, but he’d continue to compete for many years afterwards, including compiling a 2-1 run in the WEC promotion where he defeated James Irvin and Dan Molina, before going on to fight for multiple other promotions prior to his retirement in 2010 with an overall 15-9 record.