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Ultimate Fighter alumnus James McSweeney foils robbery, subdues armed criminal

Light heavyweight James McSweeney spent a good deal of his career training alongside UFC champion Jon Jones as part of Greg Jackson’s camp in New Mexico. In addition to polishing his craft alongside Jones, the 31-year old also apparently picked up some crime-fighting techniques as well.

McSweeney was in Las Vegas this week with family when he witnessed a man attempt to rob a vendor at knifepoint. Rather than allow things to unfold in front of him without intervening, the TUF 10 alumnus decided to act without concern for his own well-being.

“I didn’t want anyone to get hurt, so I just went over and grabbed from the side by his shoulder and his lapel and took the knife from him and swept him to the floor and pinned him to the ground until security came and handcuffed him and took him off,” said McSweeney in an interview with MMAWeekly. “I knew I had the capabilities to stop it, so I tried to stop it. I mean if they pull a knife, you have to assume they have intentions to use it so that was my reaction. I didn’t want anyone to get hurt.”

Though released by the UFC after losing back-to-back bouts, McSweeney has since bounced back some career-wise by notching wins in six of his last seven scraps. He holds an overall record of 10-9 with all of the victories involving some form of finish.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

10 COMMENTS
  • Lord Faust says:

    More stories like this and Reza Maddadi (spelling?), and less arrests please. (Yeah, I am talking to you, Miller and Jones.)

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Apparently we have a fan of DUIs and vandalism….

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Why no article about Reza Madadi? Is saving a 1 yr old from drowning not good enough?

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  • Lord Faust says:

    OK guys, I just got drunk, crashed my car into a utility pole which then smashed through a church window. Am I cool now?

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Only if you claimed that you followed gods path on every tv show before hand, and said that you were a warrior of peace and justice before going through the church. Other then that, sorry no

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I thought that was implied. Thankfully the two transvestite hookers I had in the car weren’t hurt.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Apparently my jokes are funny and yours aren’t faust…suck it :P

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I tip my hat to you, sir.

    Although, I do have a secret admirer. Hopefully they send flowers, as my office looks a little bland.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I do too I think, he just hasn’t shown up yet

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  • Dufresne says:

    Hello, Ladies.

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