Back in the summer of 2012, Nick Ring was in Calgary preparing for a UFC fight in the city the following month.
The 33-year-old middleweight was leaving a coffee shop when he witnessed a gang of 10 youths attacking a 17-year-old couple and then stealing the girl’s backpack.
According to Ring, the girl was having her hair pulled and being kneed in the face, while her boyfriend was being restrained and beaten up, leaving them both bleeding from facial wounds.
”I’m not going to let anything like that happen if I’ve got anything to say about it,” Ring later told the Calgary Herald. “Not a chance.”
After going over to check on the two victims, Ring chased after the teenage troublemakers alongside another good Samaritan, and they soon managed to catch up with one of them and then call the police.
In total as many as seven of the attackers would be arrested in connection with the incident, and three would go on to be charged with common assault.