Former Bellator MMA Fighter Ivan Cole Found Dead

Mixed martial arts fighter Ivan ‘JP’ Cole was found dead in his Dallas apartment on Saturday morning. Early reports suggested the 25-year-old had died while playing Russian roulette.

A fundraising webpage apparently set up by Cole’s wife Kymberli to fund funeral expenses said: “Today June 11, 2016 I lost my husband to gun play. He made a bad decision that cost him his life. If you could donate anything I would really appreciate it.”

A statement on the Dallas Police Department website said: “On June 11, 2016, at approximately 7:31 a.m., officers responded to a shooting in the 13700 block of Montfort Drive. Officers found Ivan Robert-Earnest Cole, 25-years-old, deceased.”

“The death of Mr. Cole will be classified as an unexplained death pending the results of the autopsy.”

CBS reporter JD Miles stated on Twitter that police were “still investigating witness accounts that MMA fighter killed himself playing Russian roulette. But evidence at scene raises questions.”

He leaves behind a wife & 4 year old daughter.

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