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UFC Star

Takes Down Robber

Before Fight

3/19/2011 6:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jon "Bones" Jones -- who has a huge UFC fight tonight in New Jersey with Shogun Rua -- just subdued a robber with an awesome fighting move -- TMZ has learned.

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Jones was doing what has become his ritual before a fight ... he was meditating at a park in Patterson, NJ when he heard a woman scream, "I've been robbed!"

Jones began chasing the man for a good distance. When the fighter caught up with the alleged robber, he knocked the guy's legs out from under him, then placed him in a figure-four leg lock until Paterson cops arrived.

Jones' fight tonight -- UFC 128 -- is in Newark.

Jones tells TMZ, "It was a great pre-fight warm-up for me!"

UPDATE: Jones tweeted about the incident, and even posted a photo (see below) his driver took of the aftermath. He wrote, "I caught him....Coach Jackson finished him ... It feels so good to help others. It gives me power and energy."

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1.

Kay in San Diego    

Oops, another weekend typo!

1281 days ago
2.

buddah    

The next big UFC Star............. Im watching this Fight 2nite i got $1000 on Bones...

1281 days ago
3.

Northern Lights    

Thats SO KILLA!!! He will win tonight, too! cedar grove nj in da house!!! woohoo!!!!

1281 days ago
4.

mija    

That guy got what he deserved. I hope he snapped his leg in half with that figure four.

1281 days ago
5.

Bubbles The Chimp    

A robber in NJ not carrying a gun? Sounds made up.

1281 days ago
6.

stuart    

http://twitter.com/Modelbubbles

1281 days ago
7.

NelsonH    

Let's go Bones!

1281 days ago
8.

CriticAl    

Good job by Jones.

I question whether it really was a figure four leg lock. That's a pro wrestling move and not something an MMA fighter would use to subdue someone.

1281 days ago
9.

Muppet    

Next we'll be hearing about the lawsuit filed by the robber for assault. It is the American way isn't it? lol

1281 days ago
10.

Chris    

Bubbles the chimp is a ***got

1281 days ago
11.

Tom G    

Ah that's so awesome. Jon Jones is such a good guy. He is from our area and he comes in to eat at our restaurant sometimes and I always hear that he is the nicest most polite person and a good tipper to boot.
He deserves to win that title tonight.

1281 days ago
12.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

I would have done the same thing...........if I knew how to fight.

1281 days ago
13.

travcm    

I disagree with #16. Not only is Shogun likely to win, but he is the underdog. This is a good fight to put money on Shogun.

1281 days ago
14.

livereater    

bullets are undefeated.

be careful out there ufc fighters. one 9mm bullet can do u in.

1281 days ago
15.

Superman    

Yeah, oops. The photo indicates differently what transpired.

1281 days ago
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