Seven-time UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo is dead at 34 following a hit and run outside the H2O Lounge in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

According to CBC News, an argument occurred outside the club before Jimmo was seen walking away. The driver of the other car then accelerated and struck Jimmo before fleeing the scene. Jimmo was transported to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The suspects’ vehicle, a dark-colored pickup truck police say was occupied by two Caucasian males.

In terms of competition, Jimmo (19-5), a Power MMA product, began his professional career in 2007. During this time he rose through the ranks of local Canadian mixed martial arts scene, culminating in him earning Maximum Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion.

He would go on to defend his title twice, over UFC veterans Zach Cumming and Rameau Sokoudjou before getting a call from the UFC.

Squaring off against Anthony Perosh at UFC 149 in his home country, Jimmo starched his opponent just seven-seconds into the first round, tying the record for the second fastest knockout in UFC history and earning him his first post-fight bonus. Jimmo would fight six more times under the UFC banner, earning two victories in that span, including a Performance of the Night bonus for his knockout win over Sean O’Connell in April 2013.

He was later released from the promotion following a unanimous decision loss to Francimar Barroso in May 2015.

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