Former Bellator MMA and Legacy Fighting Championship fighter Ivan Cole has reportedly shot and killed himself in a game of Russian Roulette.

A post on CBS DFW’s Facebook page broke the news late on Saturday night, claiming he was ‘playing roulette with a gun in a Dallas apartment’.

The Dallas Police Department later confirmed Ivan Robert-Earnest Cole was found dead in the apartment after officers responded to a shooting at approximately 7.31 am.

Cole was only 25 years old.

No further details are immediately available but an autopsy is being carried out.

From New Orleans, Cole won two and lost three of his MMA fights during a career that began in 2012.

His last fight was against George Pacarariu on March 27, 2015, suffering a defeat via submission in the first round.

It shouldn’t really need to be repeated so often but… don’t play with guns.

RIP Ivan Cole.

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