Ryan Jimmo was tragically killed on Sunday in a hit-and-run incident in Edmonton, Canada, following a dispute with another driver.
The former UFC light heavyweight was struck by a car while walking back to his own car early Sunday morning in Edmonton, according to MMA Fighting. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was later declared dead. Jimmo was 34 years old.
UFC president Dana White tweeted the news late Sunday night.
RIP Ryan Jimmo pic.twitter.com/ZPMHGhRAGl
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 27, 2016
Jimmo (19-5 MMA) is probably best known in the MMA world for his seven second KO of Anthony Perosh, a UFC record tied with Todd Duffee Chang Sung Jung.
His last fight would come at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves in May 2015 against Francimar Barrosso, a unanimous decision loss, and was later released by the UFC.
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