Horrible news out of Bellator MMA today as featherweight Jordan Parsons has passed away after injuries sustained after a hit-and-run accident in Florida on Sunday morning.
Parsons was taken to the hospital where his leg was amputated and his organs began failing as he was in critical condition. A GoFundMe page was started to support Parson's medical bills and finances, and had reached over $32,000 at the time of his death.
A promising featherweight, Parsons was 11-2 in MMA, including 2-1 in Bellator. He last fought in November, losing to Bubba Jenkins at Bellator 146. Parsons was only 25 years old.
Bellator's Scott Coker issued a statement regarding the passing, saying the following:
"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."