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

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

  • taz

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

  • MMAeveryDay

    I like how Jones is just kinda touching the guys leg. Greg Jackson looks like the “hero” to me!

  • Jamie Kennedy

    Grag Jackson’s infamous ”Lay and Pray” at its best. lol

  • 3RD EYE

    Lmao that’s crazy

  • SPQR

    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

  • taz

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

  • willc09

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

  • Nik_Hulstein

    Thats something that they would most definetly mention

  • suga_shax

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

  • soiWANNABEafighter

    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.

  • Kon

    ufc crime fighters ftw!

  • TDraGon

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

  • Rane

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

  • swamp rat

    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!

  • David Saucier

    of course you see a negative in this

  • garry_blackbelt

    good work jackson and team !

  • nightmonkey17

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

  • David Saucier

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

  • WingChun

    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.

  • sampala

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

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  • taz

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

  • whitemare

    nice best comment ever
    btw i agree there commentary sucks hard

  • LieutenantDan

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

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  • Kings_Of_Metal

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