Jon Jones subdues a criminal just hours ahead of his UFC 128 title fight

Posted on March 19, 2011, 05:57 PM by Joey Santosus
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Just hours before he will challenge Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in New Jersey, Jon "Bones" Jones witnessed a crime in progress and quickly intervened.

Jones, who recounted the incident via Twitter, said he and his coaches, Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn, were out at a park when they noticed a man break into a car, steal something and attempt to flee.

"So while we were at the park today a crack head smashed this old lady's car window and took off running with her GPS just as we were pulling up," said Jones. "Right away....Coach Wink goes after this guy. Without hesitation, Coach Jackson went after him...I was shocked and stood there for a second. Then I threw my phone down and went with my coaches."

"Before you know it, we're sprinting up a steep hill chasing after him. I turned the jets on....we caught the guy," Jones continued. "We got the lady's GPS back. Our driver took a picture of Coach Jackson and I subduing the criminal."

Jones was first to catch up with the culprit and, along with Jackson, was able to hold the thief down until the local police arrived on the scene.

"It feels so good to help others. It gives me power and energy," Jones wrote. "I caught him....Coach Jackson finished him."

Below is the picture Jones posted on his official Twitter: @Jonnybones


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  • taz
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    i bet goldberg and rogan bring this up when he is walking out to the fight.

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  • Nik_Hulstein
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    Thats something that they would most definetly mention

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  • Nik_Hulstein
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    FAIL SAUCE THEY DIDNT MENTION IT.

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  • taz
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    yes they did, on the prelim show joe talked about it and then dana did.

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  • Rane
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    Jones got him on a leg lock with one hand! STUD!!!!

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  • garry_blackbelt
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    good work jackson and team !

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  • whitemare
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    nice best comment ever

    btw i agree there commentary sucks hard

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  • Kings_Of_Metal
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    WooW ! What a performance ! It takes 3 Professional MMA Guys To control a simple robber without training... and they are proud of it !!! lol

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  • MMAeveryDay
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    I like how Jones is just kinda touching the guys leg. Greg Jackson looks like the "hero" to me!

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  • taz
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    well he is fighting for the title in a couple of hours.

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  • Jamie Kennedy
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    Grag Jackson's infamous ''Lay and Pray'' at its best. lol

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  • 3RD EYE
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    Lmao that's crazy

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  • SPQR
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    wow what shitty luck that guy has to think hes getting an easy steal and then turns around and sees the number 1 LHW contender sprinting after him

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  • willc09
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    the worst thing that could happen to that guy just got doubled

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  • suga_shax
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    It was a set up by UFC they just hyping the boy up more lol

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  • soiWANNABEafighter
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    The pic looks like they knocked out Kimbo infront of Satriales Pork Store after trying to steal the radio out of Livia Soprano's vehicle.

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  • Kon
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    ufc crime fighters ftw!

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  • TDraGon
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    WTF dam,nice jones,good job man,dont forget about shogun now. But seriously,this will really help his moral in the fight!

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  • swamp rat
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    WOW, what a trumped up story to highlight Jones! PR "BULLSH*T" , is meant for the dimwits.



    Jones was the last guy into the chase and according to his own words and this pic, he did nothing more then play "this lil piggie' with the crackhead's foot.



    Props go to Jackson and Wink!



    ....but of course that would be wasted PR to tell the truth!

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  • David Saucier
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    of course you see a negative in this

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  • sampala
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    its actually pretty true..greg jackson should be getting more praise for this than jon bones if anything...

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  • nightmonkey17
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    That's pretty cool, but what if the guy had a knife? Or a gun? not a smart idea, in my opinion.

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  • David Saucier
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    It takes the right kinda guy to do the right thing regardless of consequence. It takes selfless service to do that

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  • WingChun
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    Then GSP might be replaced as the poster child for The UFC.



    If you were John Jones publicist, you could not have planned a better scenario, for portraying "your guy" as (both) Hero & Super-Hero.



    If he wins tonight - I would hate to thing of the movie roles and endorsements that will come his way.



    ...I sure hope his girlfriend feels secure in their relationship.

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  • LieutenantDan
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    wow that guy got owned, look at that figure 4!

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  • ahhhhhhhhhhhh
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    http://www.ufc.com/media/ufc-128-jon-jones-robbery-story



    kid can tell a story haha

    Reply 3 years ago