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Bellator MMA's Jordan Parsons dies due to injuries sustained in hit-and-run crash

Bellator MMA featherweight prospect Jordan Parsons has died at the age of 25 after a hit-and-run crash on Sunday morning.

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Just days after Jordan Parsons was struck by a vehicle in a horrific hit-and-run in Florida, the rising Bellator MMA prospect has passed away at the Delray Medical Center. Bellator MMA president Scott Coker released this statement on the tragic 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 (11-2) was scheduled to compete on next Saturday's Bellator 154 main card against Adam Picolotti prior to what is sadly now become a fatal hit-and-run. He had a Bellator record of 2-1, with finishes over Tim Bazer and Julio Cesar Neves, and a split decision setback to Bubba Jenkins.

After being rushed to the hospital on Sunday, Parsons had part of his right leg amputated, but signs of organ failure eventually led to the full amputation of his leg. According to Blackzilians teammate, UFC light heavyweight veteran Rashad Evans, Parsons was in a coma. A medical relief fund for Parsons was set up earlier this week, with a target goal of $50,000.

The Delray Beach Police Department is still looking for the driver of a 2012 or 2013 Range Rover Sport with a missing driver's side mirror, as well as damage to the driver's side headlight and surrounding casing. Anyone with information regarding the incident, the vehicle, or the vehicle's driver can contact the Delray Beach PD at (561)-243-7800 or Palm Beach County Crimestoppers at (800)-458-8477.

Jordan Parsons was just 25 years old.