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TUF 12 cast member Dane Sayers dead at 33

Autopsy results still pending

Dane Sayers, who participated on Season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter, passed away on June 5.

The case of death was not revealed. A tweet by the AM 1100 The Flag WZFG said that Sayers was pulled from the Red River on Saturday June 5 and that an autopsy is pending.

On TUF 12, Sayers was coached by Georges St-Pierre against Josh Koscheck’s team. He defeated Ariel Sexton by submission to get into the house.

Sayers, whose “Red Horse” nickname is a tribute to his Native American heritage, ┬ácompiled a 12-4-0 record from 2008 – 2018, with organizational stops in the LFA, Dakota FC, Impact Fighting Championships, Crowbar MMA, and Vivid MMA.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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