In one of the sadder pieces of recent MMA-related news, Aniah Blanchard – stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris, was found dead after having been reported missing just over a month ago, on 24 October. On 25 November the remains of a girl believed to be Blanchard were found, and on 25 November, police confirmed that the body was indeed Blanchard’s.
Harris wrote this heartfelt elegy in tribute to the late Aniah:
The UFC issued this statement:
Numerous MMA fighters and personalities have also expressed condolences to Harris and his family.