UFC fighter Jordan Williams, 30, grapples with would-be carjacker as thief gets into his unlocked vehicle in Denver gas station
- UFC fighter Jordan Williams, 30, chased after a car thief who was taking his car from a gas station forecourt
- The car was initially switched off but once Williams got within five feet as he returned to his car, the push-to-start engine was activated
- No sooner had the would-be carjacker begun to reverse Williams ran to the driver’s side and pulled the thief from the car seat and threw a few punches
- Entire drama was captured on a gas station surveillance video camera
Out of all the vehicles he could have chosen, a would-be car thief picked the one belonging to a UFC fighter.
Jordan Williams, 30, went inside a gas station in Colorado to fetch some snacks and a drink on his way back from the gym, but in the short amount of time he was away from his car, a have-a-go thief climbed into the driver’s seat.
The car’s engine had been switched off but as soon as Williams was within five feet, the push-to-start engine was activated.
It took the car thief a few moments to shift the vehicle into reverse, but it was just enough time for Williams to dash from the Denver store and yank open the driver’s door to pull the robber out.
A would-be car thief can be seen lying in wait, left, for Jordan Williams to head insider the gas station shop
The carjacker casually slipped inside the vehicle having found it to be unlocked
Jordan Williams poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on July 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Williams could be seen struggling with the thief before punching him in the head.
‘At first I couldn’t really believe it,’ Williams told ESPN. ‘And then I was like, ‘Holy s***, there’s someone really in my car.
‘So, I run up to the car, and I have a push-to-start car. So, if my keys aren’t within five feet of the car it won’t drive. As I started to run towards the car it started to slowly back up. And man, the look this guy gave me on his face through the window was like, “Yeah, I got your car and this is happening.”
‘I opened the door and, it’s funny, the first thing I did was throw the stuff I bought on the passenger seat and then I proceeded to punch the guy. After the first punch he said, “OK, I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” I was able to get some knees on him, as he was exiting out.’
The carjacker could be seen on surveillance video clutching his head in pain as he ran away.
No sooner had the would-be carjacker begun to reverse Williams ran to the driver’s side and pulled the thief from the car seat and threw a few punches
The pair scuffled with one another but Williams had the upper hand from the very start
‘Wish I would of hit him with the trip after the clinch work when I tossed him out of the whip, and finish off with some ground and pound but I’ll settle with getting my car back,’ Williams wrote on his Instagram account together with the video.
Williams is a regular at the gas station because it is conveniently located between his house and gym, he said.
Currently Williams is 0-2 in UFC with losses to Nassourdine Imavov and Mickey Gall. Overall, Williams is 9-5 in his MMA career.
In video footage that was posted to Instagram, the carjacker could be seen clutching his head
Williams posted about the experience on social media and noted how his fannypack barely shift
Currently Williams is 0-2 in UFC with losses to Nassourdine Imavov and Mickey Gall. Overall, Williams is 9-5 in his MMA career