The MMA world received some sad news when it was reported that Ex-UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo was killed in a hit-and-run in Canada.
The incident followed an altercation between Jimmo and vehicle containing at least 2 Caucasian males. According to CBC News the vehicle in question is a dark colored pickup truck that fled the scene going down the road the wrong way. This incident happened outside of the H20 Lounge on Whyte Ave and 101st Street in Edmonton around 2:15am.
According to Jimmo’s aunt, Ryan and his girlfriend were in the process of moving back to Edmonton and they had only been there a couple days. This is a terrible thing to happen to anyone and we hope the suspects are caught very soon.
“He was a people person, he loved everyone. He was so kind,” said Jimmo. “He was a fighter but personally he was a great guy.”
“Ryan would help anyone who would need it, he was just that kind of guy. He lived his life the way he wanted, he was happy-go-lucky.”
Ryan “The Big Deal” Jimmo is probably most known for his 7 second knockout over Anthony Perosh at UFC 149. The knockout was awesome but perhaps the celebration afterwards is even more memorable.
Ryan Jimmo’s UFC debut. Rest in peace.https://t.co/AwyA6oQ9wm
— EA SPORTS UFC (@EASPORTSUFC) June 27, 2016
Ryan Jimmo, 34, had a professional mixed martial arts record of 19 wins and 5 losses since his pro debut in 2007. He went went 3-4 in his UFC career with wins over Anthony Perosh, Igor Pakrajac, and Sean O’Connell. Ryan Jimmo also has a number of impressive wins in Maximum Fighting Championship where he beat guys who are big names in the UFC, Bellator and other organizations.