Featherweight prospect Jordan Parsons remains in a Florda hospital today after being seriously injured in a car accident, according to a report from MMAFighting.com.
Parsons, 25, was reportedly the victim of a hit-and-run accident in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to MMAFighting.com, the fighter’s lower right leg had to be amputated following the incident.
As of Sunday afternoon, Parsons remains listed in critical condition at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Florida.
A native of North Dakota who wrestled during his high school years in Michigan, Parsons currently trains with the well-known Blackzilians team at Jaco Hybrid Training Center in Boca Raton, Florida. Parsons began his amateur career in 2008 at age 17 and did not taste defeat until his eighth professional bout in 2012.
Parsons spent his last three fights competing for Bellator MMA, finishing his first two opponents before dropping a split decision to Bubba Jenkins in November. Prior to Sunday’s accident, he was slated to face Adam Piccolotti at this month’s Bellator 154.
Update: May 1, 12:47 p.m. PT - Bellator MMA has released a statement on Parsons’ situation and is requesting that anyone with information about the accident contact the authorities.
Bellator has been informed of a terrible accident that occurred last night involving featherweight fighter Jordan Parsons, who was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident. We are still in the process of uncovering details and with his family’s consent, hope to have an update on his medical condition soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jordan and his family as he recovers.
The hit-and-run occurred on Lindell Blvd. and South Federal Highway in Delray Beach, Florida. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Delray Beach Police Department at (561) 243-7800.