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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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58 COMMENTS

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31.

Matt    

Lmao Buddah you're an idiot if you bet 1000$ on Jones he's the favorite, enjoy making no money.

1210 days ago
32.

deuceswild 76    

Good samaratrians rule!

1210 days ago
33.

richard    

It's Paterson with one T not two. And how do i know well i grew up there so Get it right TMZ you let me down.

1210 days ago
34.

mus    

Uhh. Jones tweeted the entire thing, it did not go down like that. Greg and Twink chased the guy down and subdued him, Jones came in after and helped.

There is even pictures of it happening, way to pump the story in jones favor.

1210 days ago
35.

juh    

FIRST!!!!!!!!!

1210 days ago
36.

mag    

This is the most awesome story! Way to go Jones! I hope you win tonight!

1210 days ago
37.

Nostradamus    

Actually Matt, he's risking a dime to make bout $60...0, depending on what odds he got.
I parlayed Jones and Schaub for 1.17/1 return, or +117.

1210 days ago
38.

chica banana    

That's awesome! I love that guy. Jon bones jones by ground and pound second round.

1210 days ago
39.

Nostradamus    

One down. One to go!
Yeah Shaub, KO baby!

1209 days ago
40.

wtf    

a figure four leglock!?

WHOOOOOOO!!!!

1209 days ago
41.

scott    

nice hair in the background

1209 days ago
42.

dav    

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1209 days ago
43.

croc    

WATCH,HE GONNA SUE...

1209 days ago
44.

CrisDizzle    

Chuck Norris couldn't do what Jones did mediate and then catching a crook in sh*tty New Jersey= FTW!

1209 days ago
45.

Nostradamus    

WINNER!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

1209 days ago
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