UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo killed in a hit-and-run incident

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

A UFC fighter has passed away. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news that light heavyweight fighter Ryan Jimmo was killed in a hit-and-run incident.

Jimmo was 34-years-old. He was struck in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada by a vehicle, which according to reports.

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The authorities said that there was an incident involving Jimmo before his death. He reportedly approached the vehicle on foot, then was struck as he was attempting to back away, according to CBC News’ Mack Lamoureux.

There was two white males in the vehicle at the time of the incident. According to reports, they’re still at-large at this time.

Jimmo was treated at a local hospital; however, he could not recover from them, as he later died.

“He was a people person, he loved everyone. He was so kind,” his aunt Sharon Jimmo said to the CBC. “He was a fighter but personally he was a great guy. Ryan would help anyone who would need it, he was just that kind of guy. He lived his life the way he wanted, he was happy-go-lucky.”

He had seven fights in the UFC, but hasn’t fought in the company since 2015. He lost to Francimar Barroso in that fight.

He’ll be remembered for his 12-second knockout of Anthony Perosh in his UFC debut in 2012. He also appeared on season eight of The Ultimate Fighter.

“The Big Deal” last won a fight on the UFC, which came at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale, defeated Sean O’Connell with a first-round knockout. Early on in his career, from April 2007 through July 2012, he had a 17-fight win streak.

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