Glenn Robinson, the founder of the Blackzillians team and MMA apparel brand Jaco passed away due to a suspected heart attack on Thursday. Robinson had endured financial and health struggles in the year prior to his death, which was confirmed by his former publicist Jen Wenk. Robinson was a prominent figure on the 21st season of The Ultimate Fighter, which featured the Blackzillians Team against American Top Team, a Florida-based rival gym. Welterweight contender Kamaru Usman, then a part of the Blackzillians, emerged as one of the show’s winners.
The team most notably featured Rashad Evans, Anthony Johnson, Michael Johnson, Jorge Santiago, Tyrone Spong and several others. In the years following the show, The Blackzillians disbanded and most members ended up following Henri Hooft to a new gym called Hard Knocks 365.