Yesterday was a very unfortunate day for the mixed martial arts community.
Bellator fighter Joe Camacho (13-19-3) unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa, California.
Nicknamed “JC Plentee of Skills,” Camacho had been fighting professionally since making his MMA debut in 1999. Before making his Bellator debut in January earlier this year, he fought in numerous MMA organizations, including King of the Cage, Real Rhythm, and Respect in the Cage.
During a recent interview on MMA Junkie Radio, former world champion Urijah Faber, who was friends with Camacho, talked about the kind of man he was and his passion for mixed martial arts.
“It’s really unfortunate,” Faber said on today’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio. “He was such a great guy, a positive guy, and loved the fight game. He wasn’t coming off a bunch of wins, by any means, but the guy loved the sport, and he was a true mixed martial artist.
“Love goes out to his family. It’s unfortunate that the MMA community lost another one of its soldiers. He was a true fighter, man. It’s a sad day for sure.”
Here at SciFighting, we send our deepest thoughts and condolences to Camacho’s friends and family.