When it was reported that Kimo Leopaldo died, we said that Royce Gracie got his first night of sleep since 1994. TMZ spread the news, every MMA site gave him a little digital memorial (it’s the best we could do) and then…Kimo was not dead. Kimo became un-dead in the course of a few hours. Beat that Jesus.
It turned out the dude was just taking a nap. The next day Kimo held a press conference to present the MMA world with overwhelming evidence that he in fact was still alive and that he still had that gnarly tattoo on his back. Kimo told reporters that he would prosecute whoever spread the rumors. That person was the infamous UGer known as OMA. Kimo never prosecuted and he experienced a sudden resurgence in his career. He even starred in a movie about a guy who comes back from the dead to kill people. We attended the movie premiere in Hollwood and Kimo Leopaldo was a no-show. I’m sure there’s a joke somewhere in there about him being late to his own funeral, but I just can’t find a way to throw it in there.
Now it looks like Kimo has been spending his free time jumping into motel room pools. We’ve all been there — bored, nothing to do but to run to the third floor of a motel and jump off. At least he’s keeping busy. [Source]