The wince-inducing physical punishment of mixed martial arts can be used for crime prevention as well as entertainment. In the hours leading up to a championship bout in New Jersey, a meditating MMA fighter spotted a robbery in progress and — along with two of his trainers — chased down and subdued the alleged perpetrator.
Yahoo reports the UFC guys spotted a man breaking into a car, then yelled at him and gave him the pay-per-view octagon treatment. The fighter, no doubt heeding time-tested Cobra Kai advice to “sweep the leg,” took the man down with a foot sweep. The trainers checked the man for weapons and helped hold him in place until police arrived.
What’s the most dramatic thievery thwarting you’ve witnessed?