UFC Vet Ryan Jimmo Dead At 34 After Being Struck In Hit And Run
MMA Junkie – Canadian light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo dead at 34.
MMAjunkie today confirmed with a person with first-hand knowledge of the accident who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter that Jimmo was the victim identified in an initial CBC News report of a fatal hit-and-run collision.
Edmonton Police Service officials were not immediately available for comment when contacted by 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 sad news coming out of the MMA world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. The crazy part is I feel like we have been hearing about these types of incidents happening to fighters more and more lately. I don’t know if it is our access to information that makes it seem more frequent or if it is just a tragic coincidence? If the details being reported are true, I hope they find these suspects and they face justice. What they allegedly did is comparable to the most coward sucker punch. Actions have consequences and this left a man dead. Again, our thoughts are with the family and friends of Ryan Jimmo.