MMA’s Jon Jones: American Badass

By: 03.21.11  •  3 Comments

I wish I had a dollar for every time some mixed martial artist chased down a criminal and leg-locked him until authorities arrived. Because then I would have one dollar. Maybe I should set my sights a little higher.

Jones was doing what has become his ritual before a fight … he was meditating at a park in Patterson, NJ when he heard a woman scream, “I’ve been robbed!”

Jones began chasing the man for a good distance. hen the fighter caught up with the alleged robber, he knocked the guy’s legs out from under him, then placed him in a figure-four leg lock until Patterson cops arrived.


And the fight? Jones dispatched Mauricio “Shogun” Rua via TKO in the third round of UFC 128 in Newark to win UFC’s light-heavyweight title. It’s not a legal deputy’s law enforcement star, but it’ll do.

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