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Jon Jones stops a robbery, then becomes UFC champion

Jon Jones was a hero in more ways than one over weekend after he foiled a car robbery in New Jersey just hours before he claimed the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.

Jones, 23, became the youngest title-holder in UFC history when he dominated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the Light Heavyweight Championship bout on Sunday.

His win may have had something to do with good karma after the man known as Bones stopped a robber who had broken into a woman’s car.

Here is Jones’s version of events, courtesy of his Twitter page.

“So while we were at the park today a crack head smashed this old ladys car window and took off running with her gps just as we were pulling up.

“Right away … Coach Wink (Mike Winklejohn) goes after this guy. Without hesitation, Coach (Greg) 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.

“I turned the jets on….we caught the guy. We got the lady’s GPS back.

“It feels so good to help others. It gives me power and energy.”

Buford Balony says: If you haven’t seen this guy fight, you should. He is possibly, even at this stage of his career, the best fighter in the world.

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