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Ex-UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo Killed in hit and run in Canada

Canadian police are investigating the hit and run death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo.

Investigators said Monday Jimmo, 34, was fatally injured early Sunday morning following an altercation in a parking lot in Edmonton, Alberta.

They allege he had approached the driver of a vehicle and was walking back to his own car when he was struck by a vehicle, which then fled the scene.

Jimmo, a Canadian, was pronounced dead in hospital. Police were still looking for the suspect vehicle, described as a dark colored, customized older model pickup truck.

Known as "The Big Deal" during his mixed martial arts career, Jimmo went 19-5 in his MMA career, with a 3-4 record in seven UFC fights. His death prompted a social media outpouring from the MMA community.