Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Jordan Parsons Killed in Alleged Hit-and-Run
Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Jordan Parsons Killed in Alleged Hit-and-Run become a successful mixed martial arts fighter.
seemed to be well on his way. He had signed with the production company
Bellator and had amassed a professional record of 11-2. He even had a
marketable nickname: “Pretty Boy.” He had a televised fight scheduled
for later this month.
But his promising career came to an end on
Sunday. While walking home from the gym, he was struck by a silver Range
Rover at a Delray Beach intersection. Although police are unsure who
had the right of way, Parsons was in the crosswalk. He was wearing
headphones and may not have heard the vehicle approaching, police say.
Police say the driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident.
Doctors amputated his leg in an attempt to save his life, but on Wednesday night, Parsons died from his injuries. He was 25.
a statement obtained by PEOPLE, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker
said, “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.
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
Police Search For Driver
Police are now searching
for the driver who struck Parsons: They say they are looking for a 2012
or 2013 Silver Range Rover with damage to the left side. A damaged
mirror was found at the scene.
“We are missing the crucial puzzle
piece of finding the driver,” Broward County Sheriff\’s Department
spokeswoman Dani Moschella told the Sun Sentinel. “Right now, we don\’t
know exactly what happened that led to the crash. We urge the driver to
contact us to give us his or her side of the story.”
information on the incident is urged to call Officer Dan Cramer at
561-243-7800. CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for
information that leads to an arrest.