Report: ‘Bones’ Subdues Thief Hours Before Title Fight

By Mike Whitman Mar 19, 2011
When Jon Jones (Pictured) steps into the Octagon to challenge Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for his light heavyweight title at UFC 128 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., it will not be the first confrontation Jones has had on Saturday.

The lanky Greco-Roman specialist informed the public that he had chased down and apprehended an individual who allegedly broke into a woman’s car and stole her G.P.S. Jones wrote that his two coaches, Mike Winkeljohn and Greg Jackson, chased after the man first.

“So while we were at the park today, a crack head smashed this old lady’s car window and took off running with her G.P.S. just as we were pulling up,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “Right away, coach [Winkeljohn] 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.”

Jones, who fights in the UFC 128 main event, reportedly caught the suspect and took him to the ground, according to a report from Jones’ driver even snapped a picture of Jones and his trainers apprehending the man before the police arrived.

“I turned the jets on. We caught the guy. We got the lady’s G.P.S. back,” wrote Jones. “It feels so good to help others. It gives me power and energy.”

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