MediaTakeOut.com learned that yesterday a popular 25-year-old MMA fighter died. Police say that Ivan “J.P.” Cole shot himself in the head during a game of Russian roulette at his Dallas apartment. KTVT-TV (Channel 11) newsbroke the story.
Police did not say whether he shot himself or someone shot him. KTVT reporter J.D. Miles tweeted that Cole died while playing Russian roulette. Cole is survived by his wife.
While Cole wasn’t well-known NATIONALLY in the mixed martial arts world, he was pretty popular in Dallas.