Former UFC and WEC fighter Lodune Sincaid, AKA ‘The Vanilla Gorilla’ was found dead at just 45-years-old on April 7th, though the cause of his passing was not released.
Despite struggles in his personal life, including coping with bipolar disorder and PTSD from his time in the Navy during the Gulf War, Sincaid battled his way onto the original series of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ back in 2005, where he would be knocked out in the elimination round by Bobby Southworth.
Still 6-0 in his pro-career at the time, Sincaid fought on the TUF 1 Finale against Nate Quarry, but it proved to be his only appearance in the Octagon after suffering a first round TKO loss.
However, Sincaid would go on to fight for the WEC and after defeating James Irvin in his debut he would then win their heavyweight title with a submission victory against Dan Molina.
Sincaid’s nine year career came to an end in 2010, by which point he’d amassed a 15-9 record.