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MMA announcer Troy Kirkingburg found dead inside Hollywood home

UFC fighter Josh Samman in critical condition

Troy Kirkingburg (left) was found dead Sept. 29 and Josh Samman (right) was found unconscious inside a home in Hollywood after a suspected overdose.
Troy Kirkingburg (left) was found dead Sept. 29 and Josh Samman (right) was found unconscious inside a home in Hollywood after a suspected overdose.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – MMA announcer Troy Jeffery Kirkingburg, 28, was found dead Thursday night inside his home in Hollywood, authorities said.

Police said they were called to the home in the 2200 block of North 58th Avenue just before 7:15 p.m. in reference to a possible overdose.

Police said Kirkingburg was found dead inside and UFC fighter Josh Samman, 28, was found unresponsive.

Samman, an Ultimate Fighter veteran, had a pulse and was breathing, police said.

Detectives said Samman and Kirkingburg were found by a friend, Hunter Sundberg, who called 911 and performed CPR until officers arrived.

UFC bloggers report that Samman remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Authorities said there were no signs of foul play.

It's unclear what drugs the men are believed to have taken.


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