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Ex-UFC Fighter Ryan Jimmo Killed in Hit and Run in Canada

Monday, 27 June 2016 05:25 PM

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo Monday Jimmo, 34, was fatally injured early Sunday morning following an altercation in a parking lot in Edmonton, Alberta, police said.

They believe Jimmo had approached the driver of a vehicle and was walking back to his own car when he was struck by a vehicle, which then fled the scene.

Jimmo, a Canadian, was pronounced dead in hospital. Police were still looking for the suspect vehicle, described as a dark colored, customized older model pickup truck.

Known as "The Big Deal" during his mixed martial arts career, Jimmo went 19-5 in his MMA career, with a 3-4 record in seven UFC fights.

Fighting as a light heavyweight in his July 2012 debut he tied the record for the organization's fastest knockout when he dispatched Anthony Perosh in just seven seconds. Jimmo celebrated by doing a robot-dance followed by the splits in the middle of the cage.

His death prompted a social media outpouring from the MMA community. UFC president Dana White tweeted a photo of Jimmo flexing on stage at an unspecified event with the caption "RIP Ryan Jimmo."

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UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo Monday Jimmo, 34, was fatally injured early Sunday morning following an altercation in a parking lot in Edmonton, Alberta, police said.They believe Jimmo had approached the driver of a vehicle and was walking back to his own car when he was struck by...
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