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Bellator's Jordan Parsons dies following hit-and-run incident in Delray Beach

Jordan Parson dies from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday.
Jordan Parson dies from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday.

Bellator MMA combatant Jordan Parsons passed away Wednesday afternoon following a hit-and-run incident in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 25 years old.

Parsons was 11-2 in professional MMA competition, most recently gaining fame as a featherweight competitor for Bellator MMA. Under the Bellator banner, Parsons went 2-1 with one knockout and one submission victory.

"It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear member of the Bellator family, Jordan Parsons," Bellator President Scott Coker said in a statement. "Jordan was an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport. But more importantly, he was an exceptional young man. Jordan was hard-working, dedicated, intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. He represented all the reasons we love this sport. It is a terribly tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and teammates."

The hit-and-run incident occurred Sunday, May 1, around 12:30 a.m. at the corner of Lindell Blvd. and South Federal Highway in Delray Beach. Parsons underwent a leg amputation and a splenectomy following the accident but remained in critical care until his passing Wednesday.

The vehicle involved is believed to be a 2012 or 2013 Range Rover Sport. It left behind a side mirror at the scene and is believed to have damage to its left side. Parsons' manager, Bryan York, posted this photo to Parsons' Twitter in an attempt to identify the vehicle.

Any information regarding the incident or the vehicle should be forwarded to the Delray Beach Police Department at 561-243-7810.

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