UFC fighter Damon Jackson discussed the death of his brother in a recent interview.
Jackson said his 37-year-old brother died suddenly last year shortly before one of his fights.
In the interview with sherdog.com’s Tudor Leonte, Jackson said his brother was vaccinated a couple of weeks prior to his death.
The 34-year-old mixed martial artist changed his nickname from “The Leech” to “Action” in tribute to his older brother.
At UFC Fight Night 210 on September 17, 2022, Jackson defeated Pat Sabatini via technical knockout in round one and won the Performance of the Night Award.
“Right before my last fight my brother passed away and that was his football nickname,” Jackson said.
After Jackson explained the reason for the nickname change, Leonte asked what caused his brother’s death.
“We still really don’t know. He wasn’t answering calls and texts, so we went over…