UFC fighter Nick Ring became a good Samaritan on Wednesday evening, when he helped detain a few people responsible for a gang assault on a teenage couple.
The UFC press release reads:
Ring witnessed the one female assailant holding the female victim by the hair and kneeing her in the face while she was on the ground. The male victim was repeatedly beaten while trying to protect his girlfriend.
Quick to act, Ring, a 33-year-old mixed martial artist who is preparing for UFC 149 in Calgary July 21, along with a “perfect stranger”, checked on the victims and then the pair chased the assaulters about 3-4 blocks.
Ring and the other witness ran after the assailants, eventually pinning down one of the young men and calling the police. The other young adults pleaded with them to let them go but eventually took off.
Ring then chased them as well, so the police knew where they were, and the authorities ended up catching them from there.
“It was a random act, but from what I saw, it was very violent,” Ring said in a statement released by the UFC. “I have no tolerance for that type of behaviour and I had to even out the playing field. It was a brutal assault. Hands down it was a horrible thing to witness. There was no way it was justified.”
I think it’s amusing to think about Ring being challenged to a one-on-one street fight with some punk – though that’s a situation no pro fighter wants to be involved in. However, stepping up to help the couple out when no one else was there to give them aid is a classy move.
Kudos to Ring!