UFC fighter Jordan Williams stopped a man from stealing his car Thursday and gave him a quick MMA lesson in the process.
Williams, 30, left his car running in a Denver gas station parking lot as he ran quickly to buy a drink. As the UFC welterweight exited the station, he saw a man climb into the driver’s side of his car and attempt to back up the vehicle. Williams immediately ran to the car and finally pulled the individual out of the driver’s seat.
“At first I couldn’t believe it,” Williams told ESPN. “And then I thought, ‘Wow — is there really someone in my car.’
“So, I ran to the car, and I have a car that you have to push a button to start. So if my keys aren’t within five feet of the car, it won’t drive. When I started running to the car, [el vehículo] he began to back away slowly. The look this guy gave me on his face through the window was like, ‘Yeah, I have your car and this is happening.
Unfortunately for that individual, he was not going to accomplish his mission. Williams pulled him out of the car, while punching and kicking him. The car thief finally got away.
“I opened the door and, it’s funny, the first thing I did was throw the things I bought in the passenger seat,” Williams said. And then I proceeded to punch the guy. After the first punch, he said, ‘Okay, sorry, sorry.’ I was able to land a few knees on him as he went out. “
Williams posted security camera footage from the encounter on her Instagram Thursday. He said the gas station is between his home and work, and he visits it frequently.
Williams signed with the UFC last September, after a successful appearance at Dana White’s Contender Series. He is officially 0-2 in the UFC, with losses to Nassourdine Imavov and Mickey Gall. He currently does not have a third fight scheduled. Train in Denver at Factory X MMA.