The late Adam Geller received a special tribute from FOX Sports 1 last Sunday night (Jan. 15, 2017), as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kicked off the “Phoenix” telecast from inside Talking Stick Resort Arena.
While the general fan base may not be familiar with “Snacks” or his legendary contributions to mixed martial arts (MMA), professional wrestling, and pro basketball, just to name a few, he was an invaluable asset behind the scenes.
My friend @SnacksGeller finally got on a UFC broadcast. Well done UFC/Fox/Concom. If you knew him, you know how much he’d love that.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 16, 2017
From his official GoFundMe page:
Adam passed away [on Jan. ] after a two-year battle with colon cancer. Although cancer took his young life at just 39 years of age, it never took his spirit, and it never took his sense of humor. Adam was known for his jokes, and his wild antics while working for UFC, Showtime, and the Brooklyn Nets. His pranks were nothing short of Legendary.
I had the pleasure of spending a lot of time with him these past 3 years. I've never seen him unhappy. But the day I saw him the absolute happiest was on October 14th, 2015. It was the day his daughter Sydney was born. Adam was a wonderful husband and father. He touched so many lives, and gave everyone a lot of laughs along the way.
He leaves behind his wife Debra, and his 1 year old daughter.
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If you're a hardcore MMA fan, Adam was you x100. Hardcore wrestling fan, you x100. He was living his dream and so proud to be a family man.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 4, 2017