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MMA Fighter and Wife Found Shot to Death

12/18/2008 2:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned former UFC fighter Justin Levens and his wife were found dead from gunshot wounds in a home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. earlier today.

Sources say cops are investigating their deaths as a possible murder/suicide.

Levens had a career record of 9-8 and fought in several different MMA leagues, including the IFL, WEC and UFC.

In a morbid twist, Levens once lost to Evan Tanner -- the UFC fighter who was found dead in the desert back in September.


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16.

John Rock    

People saying this was steroid related have obviously never seen Levens before lol

2053 days ago
17.

s dot    

Who gives a crap about this nobody or his skank....errr i mean wife. The world is now a better place!

2053 days ago
18.

Tangie    

I have no sympathy for a pea brained idiot like this who abused steroids. He's just another puke on a long list of dead wrestlers.

2053 days ago
19.

Ric Gillespie    

"It's been proven that brain damage from 20 years of rough wrestling is what triggered the mental condition that caused Benoit to kill himself and family."

No such thing has ever been "proven."

2053 days ago
20.

glug    

In a morbid twist, Bettie Page also died, and Justin's wife is a woman.

2053 days ago
21.

Hoosker    

Gotta be Rhoid Rage! That stuff is too dam dangerous man...

2053 days ago
22.

RIP Leven's    

The fact that some of you associate him as a wrestler just proves how little you really know about Justin, or his line of work, or him as an individual, or steroids for that matter.
I think there are a few poeple on this comment section that would make for a good suicide.

2053 days ago
23.

Richard    

If anyone took the time to look at the UFC fighters they would see that these are not a bunch of steroid monsters. Justin Levens was a decent fighter who looks like an athelete and not some pumped up guy on steroids. And yes, remember the Phil Hartman case before you jump to conclusions as to who may have killed who.

2053 days ago
24.

SOMEONE WHO CARES    

Justin Levens was one of my favorite fighters...show how stupid most are in here..steriods r not allowed in the UFC, IFL, WEC or most orginized fighting .....so yes loosers sounds like most of u except the freinds and family of Justin and his Grl need to get some morals fast....Peace to all....Justin will be missed by many of his fans...he could hold his own fer ser...
Peace and may god bless......and no i am not religous...just feel for his family.....i lost someone close to me threw murder suicide and its not easy to deal with...all the questions u have as to why or what happened...and the guilt of why didnt i see this coming......its not anyones fault except the presures of life get to everyone even the good ppl ....this is living proof...

2053 days ago
25.

me    

Apparently this guy wanted to "try" to top Chris Benoit.

2053 days ago
26.

TB    

So sad to hear this, let's have some passion for their souls and may their families be comforted in these trying times.

2053 days ago
27.

jesus    

lots of idots here today. mma fighters do not take steriods. it would be oounter productive to what they are trying to accomplish physically. mma is not about muscle but skill. ever notice how lean most of them are? also a professional boxer will get hit in the head more in one 15 round fight than a mma fighter will in his entire career!! so he was not roided out or punch drunk as some of you say.

2053 days ago
28.

lakers24    

HEY HEATHCLIFF,I HOPE YOUR MOTHER OR SISTER EITHER ONE OF THOSE SKANKS DIES A HORRIBLE DEATH. YOU FILTHY LOSER

2053 days ago
29.

chelbell    

You people who say that MMA and UFC fighters (yes, there's a difference - you can fight MMA and not be in the UFC) is werestling are just plain wastes of space and IGNORANT. Unlike wrestling, the UFC/MMA fighters are the real deal and don't do this fake *hit. I loved Justin and am very saddened by this. So young to be gone and the UFC has lost a great fighter. RIp to him and thoughts to his family. I wish all of you idiots saying he deserved this and he was juicing rot.

2053 days ago
30.

chelbell    

hey lakers24, don't waste anymore energy on Heathcliff. He'll soon be caught and returned to the dark hole he needs to be in. He'll die a lonely sad death one day. :o)

2053 days ago
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