He was a Blackzillian, he was a featherweight, he was an active fighter on the Bellator roster with a fight scheduled for next weekend, but after suffering grave injuries in a tragic hit-and-run accident in Florida over the weekend, Jordan Parsons has died.

As per an official release from promoter Scott Coker:

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear member of the Bellator family, Jordan Parsons. 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.”

This is truly tragic news.

Police are still looking for the driver of the vehicle, which fled the scene.