British MMA referee Neil Corridor has handed away.
The long-time official died after a three-week battle with COVID-19 pneumonia.
His spouse Kath Corridor introduced the tragic information on her private Fb web page.
“Sadly, Neil Corridor handed away as we speak. He had a again operation in August and picked up an an infection within the surgical procedure space which wasn’t discovered until late January. He went into hospital for intravenous antibiotics for every week then got here dwelling, sadly it was with COVID. He spent three weeks attempting to combat Covid pneumonia however sadly he misplaced his combat as we speak. Over time, Neil has met many individuals from all around the world and has had a number of incredible experiences. Immediately we’ve got to say goodbye to him. Kath and Dan. XX”
In response to Tapology, Corridor officiated 40 UFC fights from between 2013 and 2019.
Mark Goddard was fast to pay tribute to his long-time colleague and buddy.
“Completely devastating information tonight that Neil Corridor had very sadly handed away,” Goddard wrote on Fb. “Anybody who’s anybody in UKMMA could have identified Neil. A troublesome as nails gritty northerner who wore his coronary heart on his sleeve and was only a bloody good bloke.
“I knew Neil for shut on 20 years in a technique or one other and we met & labored collectively so many instances and when Neil made it to the UFC it was like a child at Christmas and he was so proud and Neil you made it your method and I’m so glad you bought to face there and do what you actually beloved. I cannot neglect our phrases.
“Me & the boys could have a correct drink & toast for you subsequent week like we all the time joked & spoke about. My coronary heart goes out to Kath & Dan and all the quick household.
God bless you mate. RIP.”
Everybody at LowKickMMA sends our condolences to the household and mates of Neil Corridor.