Ex-UFC star Sam Stout's one-month-old daughter tragically dies in sleep, GoFundMe campaign raises $30,000

A fundraising page was set up by the loved ones of the family to raise money to help out the former wrestler following the tragedy. The campaign has already gone past its goal of $5000


                            Ex-UFC star Sam Stout's one-month-old daughter tragically dies in sleep, GoFundMe campaign raises $30,000
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After former UFC fighter, Sam Stout shared the tragic news of his one-month-old daughter's death the previous week, his loved ones have set up a GoFundMe page for him and his family. Stout, who fought 20 times for the UFC before retiring following a defeat by Frankie Perez in 2015, took to his Instagram page to convey the heartbreaking message about his child. 

"Most of you already know that we lost Sydney Love Stout in her sleep the night before last. 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 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 scarred from this. We appreciate all the love we have already received from the people around us. We Love you Sydney bean."

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A fundraising page was set up by the loved ones of the family to raise money to help out the former wrestler following the tragedy. The campaign has already gone past its goal of $5000. At the time of writing this article, the page had already collected nearly $30,000. 

Sam Stout (top) hits Jeremy Stephens with his elbow in their lightweight "swing" bout at UFC 113 at Bell Centre on May 8, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Jeremy Stephens won the bout by KO. (Getty Images)

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"As you all may now have heard, Sam and Jessie Stout recently suffered the loss of their beautiful one-month-old daughter, Sydney Love Stout, this past week. During this unimaginable time there are going to be unforeseen costs for the Stouts. A few of us felt setting up a GoFundMe would be appropriate so those who want to donate in Sydney’s memory to help Sam, Jessie, and their 6-year-old daughter Logan, with day-to-day costs, counseling, bills associated, etc, can do so. Please continue to send all thoughts, love, healing vibes, and prayers to Sam, Jessie, Logan, and their family, as they work through the most difficult time of their lives," the page said. 

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During his career, Stout earned victories over the likes of Yves Edwards, Joe Lauzon, Spencer Fisher, and Matt Wiman. His first appearance came at UFC 58 in 2006 and nine years later, he hung up his gloves, walking away with a professional MMA record of 20–12–1. He is a former TKO Lightweight Champion. He began karate and kickboxing at around the age of 14. He has won the 'Fight of the Night' award six times and Knockout of the Night award one time. 

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Stout and his wife Jessie have a 6-year-old daughter, Logan Stout.

Stout fought Frankie Perez at UFC Fight Night 74 on August 23, 2015, losing to him via knockout in the first round. He announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in September 2015. Presently, he is the co-owner of Adrenaline MMA located in his home town of London, Ontario.  He has also been involved with several other UFC fighters (Sean Pierson, Mark Hominick, and Matt Mitrione) as part of a Toronto area anti-bullying program.

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