EP 172: Ryan Jimmo and Jared Platt Tribute


This special episode of Knights of the Octagon is a tribute show to both Ryan Jimmo and Jared Platt.  Both were guests and friends of the show.

The Ryan Jimmo interview is from April of 2014 and Jared Platt’s is from January of 2016.  Jared passed away the same week he was a guest on the show.

UFC veteran and former MFC champion Ryan Jimmo was struck by a car and killed on Sunday, June 26, in the parking lot of the H2O Lounge in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Jimmo 34, died as a result of blunt force trauma after being run over by a vehicle. According to the Edmonton Police Service, neither individual charged knew Jimmo and investigations showed that a brief verbal argument occurred shortly before the incident took place.

Jimmo made his professional fighting debut in February 2007. He made a name for himself competing in the Canadian fight promotion Maximum Fighting Championship, winning the organization’s light heavyweight title. While riding a 15-fight win streak, Jimmo was signed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2012. In his promotional debut, on the biggest stage in mixed martial arts, Jimmo knocked out Anthony Perosh in just 7 seconds.

From Jared Platt’s Obituary:

Jared R. Platt, 27, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Morristown Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Jared was born on December 30, 1988 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, NJ. He lived in Randolph, NJ for many years before moving to Oak Ridge, NJ last year.

Jared was a world class wrestler. Some of his wrestling accomplishments included: being named captain of the 2007 national powerhouse Blair Academy, All-American honors, multiple Prep National Championships, Junior Nationals freestyle champion in 2007, and gold medals in freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships. Jared coached at the Buxton School of Wrestling where he worked alongside his former coach/mentor at Blair Academy, Jeff Buxton.

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