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MMA Fighter Jordan Paul Parsons, 25, dies after alleged hit-and-run driver Dennis Wright, 25, strikes him in Delray Beach, Florida
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Jordan Paul Parsons was left critically injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver over the weekend in Delray Beach.
Police say they're looking for a silver Range Rover Sport, likely either a 2002 or 2013 model, in connection with Sunday's crash. The car's driver side mirror is missing, and it likely has damage to the driver's side headlight and bumper area.
Jordan Parsons of Bellator MMA has recently been involved in a hit and run accident. Jordan is currently in critical condition. He has lost his leg and will most likely never compete again. MMA was Jordan's passion, and his only source of income. Being an up-and-coming athlete, Jordan simply does not have the funds available to pay for the high cost of his medical treatment. We are asking that his friends and fans please support him in any way possible in this time of need. Every little bit helps. It will be a long road to recovery, but with your support, Jordan will be able to focus on his recovery without the worry of the extreme financial burden associated with medical bills. Jordan and his family greatly appreciate all of your support.
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Jon Rudolph, general manager of Jaco Hybrid Training Center in Boca Raton, the gym Parsons trained at, said he and Parsons' teammates are distraught.
"Everyone is kind of not doing too well," Rudolph said in a phone call Wednesday. "It's just horrible that someone would do what they did to him."
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On Thursday, she stopped by Jaco Hybrid Training Center, the Boca Raton gym where her son spent so much of his time training for mixed martial arts. Standing in the parking lot with family, Morsaw had to build up the courage to walk inside.
Delray Beach police officers have arrested a 25-year-old man for the fatal crash that killed mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons
Spokeswoman Dani Moschella said in a statement Saturday that Dennis Wrights faces multiple charges including leaving the scene of a crash causing death.
Moschella says Wright's license has been suspended six times.
A judge set bond at $450,000 for Dennis Wright, 28, of Boca Raton, on charges of leaving the scene of a crash involving death, driving while his license was suspended as a habitual offender and two counts of tampering with evidence, according to jail records.
“Wright never stopped. Neither did his friends driving behind him in their Mercedes, which followed the Range Rover as it continued southbound,” police wrote in the statement.
Friends pleaded with man not to drive before hit-and-run that killed MMA fighter Jordan Parsons, police say
That man, identified as Witness #3, and a friend of Wright, told them details about Wright being at Buddha Sky Bar at 217 East Atlantic Avenue, before the crash.
That friend told Wright not to drive home because Wright was intoxicated, police said.
May 4 will mark one year since the death of Parsons, a rising mixed-martial arts fighter who first lost his right leg, then lost his life, during a three-day fight for survival.