Ok this is pretty awesome. Basically a few hours before his TITLE FIGHT at UFC 128, Jon Jones went to a park to meditate and he saw someone steal something from a car and took off. So Jones and his trainers chased after the guy, caught him, and held him down until the police arrived.
NEWARK, N.J. -- Jon Jones has a specific fight day ritual. He likes to visit a spot with some natural beauty to feel the energy of nature. It's supposed to be a peaceful time, a way to collect his own power and find his focus.
On Saturday afternoon, his peaceful spot turned to chaos. Jones found himself in the middle of a robbery, and along with coachesGreg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn, helped apprehend a thief.
Jones said he and his coaches were just getting dropped off at a park in the nearby city of Paterson when his co-manager Glenn Robinson warned them that the area was known for its crime. The trio shrugged it off and was no sooner out of the car when they heard screaming. Before Jones even realized what was happening, Jackson and Winkeljohn took off after the perp, who had allegedly smashed a windshield and stolen a GPS unit. Jones, who ironically had the career ambition of becoming a police officer before turning to MMA, quickly followed them.
"I got these gazelle legs, and I'm running, and next thing you know, I catch up to my coaches," he said. "I said, 'What do we do? We going to catch this guy?'"
Jones said it was then he "put the jets on" and sprinted past his coaches.
"The guy looks back, he sees me," Jones said. "You know I'm 6-foot-4, and I said, 'You know I'm going to catch you, right?'"
The thief tripped over his own feet and as he tried to regain his footing, Jones kicked his ankle out, figure-foured his legs and helped hold him until the police came for the easy collar.
Jones said it was then that one of the cops realized who he was.
"The policeman said, 'What? What are you doing here? Aren't you fighting tonight?'" Jones said.
Jones then returned back to the woman who had screamed for help, and she thanked him and told him God would be with him as he fought.
O yeah, Jon Jones also dominated Shogun to win the belt.