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Former UFC Fighter Ryan Jimmo Dies After Hit-And-Run Incident

The 34-year-old shares the record for fastest knockout in UFC history.
Ryan Jimmo was declared dead following an incident in an Edmonton, Canada, parking lot.
Ryan Jimmo was declared dead following an incident in an Edmonton, Canada, parking lot.

A former UFC fighter was killed Sunday in a hit-and-run incident following an altercation with another driver in Edmonton, Canada, according to multiple reports.

Ryan Jimmo, 34, was rushed to an area hospital, where he was declared dead, the CBC reports.

The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section shared a statement regarding the alleged attack, but withheld Jimmo's name from the release. Jimmo's aunt, Sharon Jimmo, confirmed the reports to the CBC.

Police described an altercation between two drivers in a parking lot around 2:15 a.m. They said the victim was walking away from a vehicle when the suspect accelerated, striking the victim with the car before fleeing the scene.

Authorities said they were seeking "a dark-colored, older model pickup truck with an extended cab, and customized with a lift kit, oversized tires and clear tail lights."

Ryan Jimmo weighs in before a fight in June 2014.
Ryan Jimmo weighs in before a fight in June 2014.

Sharon Jimmo remembered her nephew as "happy-go-lucky" and said that he was "friends with everyone."

"He was a people person, he loved everyone. He was so kind," she told the CBC. "He was a fighter but personally he was a great guy."

Known as "The Big Deal," Jimmo fought in the light heavyweight division. He shares the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, ending a fight in seven seconds, according to the BBC. He last fought with the UFC in 2015.

Dana White, the current president of the UFC, shared his condolences on Twitter.