Ryan Jimmo, a Canadian light-heavyweight who had some ups and down in the UFC but certainly provided some thrills, was killed in a hit-and-run accident earlier today. Jimmo was 34-years old.
As per MMAJunkie:
According to CBC News, “an altercation occurred between the drivers of two vehicles at around 2:15 a.m.” this morning in the parking lot of H2O Lounge in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The report continues that “the 34-year-old driver of one vehicle walked up to the occupants of the other vehicle. When he began to walk away, police say the suspects’ vehicle accelerated and struck him before leaving the scene.
“The suspects’ vehicle, a dark-colored pickup truck police say was occupied by two Caucasian males, then fled … and nearly hit a red car.”
The suspects are reportedly still at large.
This is tragic news, and since this is coming after the deaths of Kimbo Slice, Kevin Randleman and a couple others, 2016 has been a rough year for the sport.