MMA fighter Jordan Parsons dies after crash

Posted at 7:40 AM, May 05, 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."