Bellator Fighter Jordan Parsons Passes Away At 25 Years Old

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Bellator MMA and the rest of the mixed martial arts community is in mourning following the passing of Jordan Parsons.

The 25-year-old was hit by a vehicle this past weekend in Florida in an alleged hit-and-run. Parsons was slated to compete at Bellator 154 next Saturday night.

Bellator president Scott Coker released a statement on the death of Parsons:

“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.”

Parsons was a member of the Blackzilians training team and had been in the hospital since Sunday. His right leg was amputated up to his hip after organs started failing him.

The Delray Beach Police Department continues to investigate the incident, with their focus centered on a Range Rover that left the scene after striking Parsons.

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