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Former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman dies at 44

Former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman, 44, died of heart failure Thursday night in San Diego.

Before joining UFC, Randleman, nicknamed "The Monster," won two NCAA wrestling championships and was a three-time All-American at Ohio State.

Randleman debuted in the UFC in 1999 and won the heavyweight title in November of that year by defeating Pete Williams, but lost the title the following year to Randy Couture.

Randleman retired from fighting in 2011.

Randleman's wife, Elizabeth, and their four children said in a statement to...

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