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Jake Walters from TheMMAPodcast has passed away

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Rest In Peace to @TheMMAPodcast aka Jake Walters. 30 years old. He had just graduated from Florida State University College of Law. Had a bright future ahead of him. Such a selfless and helpful person. Incredibly knowledgeable about MMA.

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Post #1   1/23/20 4:48:28PM   

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Sorry to hear this. I remember he was a regular on here for at least a few years.

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Post #2   1/23/20 7:32:46PM   

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I remember jake. Im sorry to see him pass at such a early age

Post #3   1/24/20 5:35:48AM   

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Damn sad to hear. Jake was a regular here too. RIP

Post #4   1/24/20 6:27:51AM   

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I think he was on the MMA@work podcast that this website did some years ago.

Post #5   1/24/20 2:48:39PM   

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Terrible. Prayers to his friends and family. RIP Jake, Playground fam

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Post #6   1/24/20 5:20:37PM   

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Gutted, such sad news. He was such a nice guy.

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Post #7   1/26/20 10:40:56AM   

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Subject: Goodbye buddy
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I heard the bad news of your passing and while I know this message forever will be sent to the void of the internet I just wanted to say thank you for making my life better. You were simply a cool guy on a fun website in a world of internet trolls. I wish that your family finds some relative of peace after your passing as I am sure you were profoundly impactful and important to them. R.I.P. brother, and thank you for being a friend.

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Post #8   1/27/20 1:16:01AM   

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That is just awful to hear. Rest in peace Jake.

Post #9   1/31/20 1:08:01AM   

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Hate to hear it. We didn’t talk much but the times we did he was a really nice guy.

Post #10   2/7/20 7:30:07PM   

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I guess it's quite a few years ago at this point, but we played some games on Xbox together and Jake was just a really nice, funny guy. Jesus, 30 is way too young. RIP buddy...

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Post #11   2/20/20 8:15:11AM   

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Very new here, but really sad news to hear. RIP.

Post #12   2/20/20 2:54:50PM   

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Jake was more than a friend. He and I basically started the MMA@Work podcast that, for a time, made MMAPlayground a great place to be. We interviewed fighters of all calibers. I wouldn't even be a journalist today if it weren't for Jake Walters. I literally owe my career to him and nothing will be able to replace the void he left when he passed. I know I wasn't as close with him in the later years as some of you were, we sorta drifted apart as I began to cover more college football and less MMA. Still, I spent the morning crying when I found out he was gone. I text Patrick begging him to tell me the news wasn't true.

We are planning a celebration of his life on the one year anniversary of his passing. I know Jjeans, Rabi, Patrick, myself, and many others are going to participate. Perhaps we could get a thread going regarding the specifics at a later time. In the meantime, I wish my temporary return to this site were under better circumstances, but it's a pleasure to reconnect with many of you and hopefully we can celebrate Jake like he deserved when the time comes.

I'm mostly on Twitter these days (@FightOnTwist). If you want to get in touch with me, you can do so there. I'm verified on Twitter, so it's not too hard to find me these days.

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Post #13   2/29/20 9:05:30PM   

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Wow, this is really sad news. I never heard the podcast but I enjoyed his posts here back in the day.

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Post #14   3/1/20 10:09:15AM   

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If it wasn't for JakeWalters, I would have never gotten into Fantasy Football. He created a Monster

RIP JakeWalters

Post #15   3/1/20 3:05:09PM