MMA fighter Jordan Parsons dies after hit-and-run crash

BY foxsports • May 5, 2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Police in Florida say mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons has died three days after a hit-and-run crash.

Delray Beach police say in a post on their Facebook page that the 25-year-old Parsons was crossing a highway in Delray Beach early Sunday morning when he was hit by a vehicle that then fled. Police say Parsons was wearing headphones at the time and may not have heard the vehicle approaching. They say pieces of a 2012 or 2013 Range Rover Sport were found at the scene.

Parsons was critically hurt in the accident and police say he died at a hospital Wednesday.

The Michigan native fought for Bellator MMA and had an 11-2-0 record. Bellator president Scott Coker calls Parsons ''an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport.''

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