UFC star Jon "Bones" Jones takes down robber hours before NJ fight

Mixed martial artist Jon Jones arrives at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010, December 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Mixed martial artist Jon Jones

Fighters have lots of pre-bout rituals to get physically and mentally ready. But Jon "Bones" Jones has taken "pre-fight warm-up" to a new level.

According to TMZ, Jones was meditating at a park in Patterson, N.J. when he heard a woman scream that she had been robbed.

That's when the light heavyweight fighter chased the alleged thief down and pinned him to the ground in a "figure-four leg lock," the celebrity website reports. Cops arrived and cuffed the suspect.

Jones faces light heavyweight champion Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua tonight in Newark in UFC 128.

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

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