Dennis Michael Wright was behind the wheel and driving under the influence when he strick and killed Bellator MMA veteran Jordan Parsons on May 1 of 2016. Parsons was just 25 years old at the time of his passing.
A report from The Palm Beach Post is stating that Wright has been handed a ten year sentence for his role in the death of Parsons. Wright will also be serving ten years of probation when he gets out of prison and will also be required to have a photo of Parsons on him at all times.
Wright, who has no recollection of hitting Parsons with his vehicle on that fateful night, still has taken full responsibility for what happened.
“I know without a doubt if I had been driving with a proper license, within the speed limit and sober, I know Mr. Parsons would have been alive today,” Wright said during sentencing.
Parsons held an 11-2-0 record as a professional MMA fighter (2-1-0 in Bellator MMA), with notable wins coming over Tim Bazer and Julio Cesar Neves Jr.
Shortly after his passing, a scholarship was set up in the late fighters name called the Jordan Parsons Memorial Scholarship and you can apply for it by clicking here.