UFC lightweight Jared Gordon subdues baseball bat-wielding attacker targeting his family

Jared Gordon

Footage has emerged, detailing an altercation between UFC lightweight striker, Jared Gordon subduing a would-be assailant, wielding a baseball bat as the alleged attacker approached him and his family outside an establishment.

Gordon, who boasts an 18-5 professional record, suffered a third round submission loss to Grant Dawson back in April – dropping a rear-naked choke defeat.

The 33-year-old striker had enjoyed a run of three consecutive victories prior to his submission defeat to the streaking, Dawson – landing back-to-back wins against Chris Fishgold, Danny Chavez, and Joe Solecki. 

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Jared Gordon was forced to defend his family from an armed assailant

A UFC staple since 2017, Jared Gordon, a native of Queens, New York was forced into similar crime-fighting antics as UFC welterweight contender, Kevin Holland over the course of the weekend – with footage emerging of the New Yorker stopping a would-be attacker.

Tripping the assailant to the ground, Gordon pried the baseball bat from the attacker’s grasp – eventually, all while the assailant attempted to reason with Gordon, claiming he was never going to attack him or his family. At the end of the altercation, Gordon orders the attacker to leave – before he asks for his baseball bat back

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“Here’s me subduing a guy with a bat after he tried to attack my family and I with it,” Jared Gordon posted on social media. “I don’t know how I restrained myself from beating his face in. My mother then went Karen and wanted to call the cops.” 

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Receiving support for his actions, the likes of prominent manager and head coach, Tyson Chartier – as well as UFC middleweight, Eryk Anders backed Gordon’s actions.

“Imagine being in a foot lock while also having a bat across your throat lol,” Tyson Chartier posted. “I gotta assume this dude didn’t think this would be the end results. Jeez man glad nobody got hur and good work defending your fam (raised hands emoji).”

“Is it bc (because) he had on glasses you didn’t hit him?” Eryk Anders joked.

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