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Former UFC Fighter Ryan Jimmo Killed in Apparent Hit-and-Run Homicide [UPDATED]

The hits just keep on coming, Nation.

Late last night, it was reported by CBC.ca that a fatal hit-and-run incident involving an unidentified 34-year-old man had occurred outside of the H20 Lounge in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Shortly thereafter, rumors began to circulate that the unidentified man in question was none other than former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo, rumors which were sadly later confirmed by CP’s own former editor Mike Russell.

Details after the jump.

As CBC writes:

The 34-year-old driver of one vehicle walked up to the occupants of the other vehicle. When he began to walk away, police say the suspects’ vehicle accelerated and struck him before leaving the scene.

The suspects’ vehicle, a dark-colored pickup truck police say was occupied by two Caucasian males, then fled … and nearly hit a red car.

Once again, I find myself at a loss for words. Ryan Jimmo was an incredible talent, a former contributor here, and according to those who knew him, one of the friendliest, funniest guys in the business. He was an MFC champion, and his time with the UFC, scored wins over Anthony Perosh, Igor Pokrajac, and Sean O’Connell. He also did a FANTASTIC robot, which is something that simply can’t be quantified when looking back on his many, many accomplishments.

As of this write-up, police are still searching for the drivers of the vehicle involved in what has been the *second* hit-and-run related death of an MMA fighter this year.

Our hearts go out to Jimmo’s family.

UPDATE 6/30

It appears that the two men involved in the hit-and-run have been apprehended (via the Edmonton PD):

Anthony Getschel, 23, is charged with second degree murder, criminal negligence causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and fail to stop at scene of accident involving death.

Jordan Wagner, 21, is charged with accessory after the fact to murder.

Let’s hope that their punishment involves being locked in a room with Jimmo’s friends, family, and training partners for an hour with no questions asked.

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