Jared Gordon talks manhandling baseball bat wielding maniac from that infamous video

UFC Lightweight Jared Gordon detained a guy following an incident involving a baseball bat on a night out in the city. The perp decided it would be a good idea to assault Gordon and his family for whatever reason. Well, he miscalculated his moves and was unaware of Gordon’s career choice.

Gordon and another family member quickly took the assailant into custody. The guy was thrown to the ground as Gordon took a grip of his weapon. Even after Gordon had pinned him down, the guy would not release his grip on the bat.

Gordon is booked to make his UFC return in August against Leonardo Santos at UFC 278. He last appeared on Font vs Vera card where e got submitted by Grant Dawson. During media day for UFC 278, Gordon addressed the now infamous incident saying:

“But I was in Chicago on vacation with my family — my parents, my cousin and her husband — and there was a pull-through ATM machine and there was a guy in his car, and on his bumper sticker it said, ‘I love crack whores.’ So [I laughed], got my phone out, start filming, and I’m noticing that he’s climbing through to the passenger side to get out of the car because the ATM is in the way of his door. I’m like, ‘What the f*** is this guy doing?’”

“he pulls out a bat, now I’m like, ‘I’m going to kill this guy.’ I got really upset very fast because he starts walking toward me, and I’m with my parents who are in their 60s, and I grab him like, ‘What are you [doing]?’ He’s like, ‘You’re filming my license plate,’ and I’m like, ‘Dude, you know what’s on your bumper sticker, unless this isn’t your car and you never looked at it. You haven’t gotten any attention with this bumper sticker before?’

“My cousin’s husband grabbed him, we took him down, I stepped on his neck, ripped the bat of his hands and that was that.”

His MMA record stands at 18 wins and 5 losses. Gordon had had a tumultuous life prior to his UFC tenure. He struggled a great deal between 19 and 21 and was even close to losing his life several times during the troubling period.

Gordon also went on to make a confession about the incident detailing he fudged the timeline:

“The video was old, I just re-posted it because that’s what the public wants to see,” Gordon told members of the media at the UFC 278 media day. “They don’t really care about inspirational stuff,”