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Unnamed ‘UFC Champ’ Thwarts Robbery in Chicago; Mugger Gets Shot in Leg and Face Pounded

(You dun goofed, son.)

A story of street justice out of Chicago today that makes Jon Jones’ bout of heroism seem like a boyscout helping an old lady across the street, claims that a “UFC champion” fended off an armed mugger and would-be carjacker on Friday.

According to various reports that originated from a police report of the incident that was released today, a 24-year-old career criminal got his just desserts when he pulled a gun on a seasoned MMA fighter and ordered him out of his vehicle after lightening his wallet.

Here’s the breakdown courtesy of MyFoxChicago:

Police say 24-year-old Anthony Miranda walked up to a car which was parked near 55th and Kenneth about 11:30 p.m. and asked the driver for a lighter.

When the driver said he didn’t have one, Miranda allegedly pulled a handgun, pointed it at the driver and demanded money. And even after getting some money, he ordered the driver out of the car, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.

At some point, Miranda’s attention was diverted and the victim was able to grab control of the gun and the two wrestled.

During the fight, Miranda accidentally discharged his gun, shooting himself in the ankle, Mirabelli said.

The victim — who told police he’s a martial arts expert and ultimate fighting champion — was able to pin Miranda down until police arrived. Police arrived to find Miranda with a face full of lacerations and two black eyes. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital for treatment, police said.

Miranda, a convicted felon, is charged with armed robbery and aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class X felony.

He was ordered held on $350,000 bond Sunday, according to the CooK County Sheriff’s office.

Records show he has several convictions, including at least one for a residential burglary. 

There’s a pretty good chance that the cops who wrote up the report may be confusing “MMA” with “Ultimate Fighting,” but just to be sure we contacted the management of the city’s only fighter who has worn UFC gold, Andrei Arlovski to ask if “The Pitbull” was the intended victim. As of the time of writing, we have not heard back from his agent.

Some other Chicago-based UFC veterans who could fit the bill include Stephan Bonnar, Miguel Torres, Shonie Carter, Danny Downes, Bart Palaszewski and Jeff Curran.

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Mofo- December 7, 2011 at 11:30 am
I'm not looking for a flame war, I'm just sick of all the CP bashing. I don't come here to listen to people whine.
Mofo- December 7, 2011 at 11:27 am
Wow Xeno you sure like to talk about dick! Can't get enough can ya?Wipe your chin.
XENOPHON- December 6, 2011 at 9:41 pm
Go ahead and suck on Mike's dick.
I'd guess anyone that likes to be be known as a Mofo,
sucks good cock.
Likely explains the preference for a "dick-tionary"
mmaandrew34- December 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm
i feel dumb making that comment before i knew eilers was dead. could be justin wilcox who is very alive
s0calnate- May 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)

Wasnt Wilcox
mmaandrew34- December 6, 2011 at 4:03 pm
It was justin eilers reports say a man named justin age 33 hes the only 33 year old fighter named justin i know of
Mofo- December 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm
I looked up the word "asshole" in the dictionary and it said: a person who is too blunt, insensitive, persistent, rough, and unforgiving for most.
DDT- December 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm
You all are missing the biggest clue. The perp looks almost exactly like Fitch did when GSP was done with him.

It was GSP that beat that dude up.
Invention- December 6, 2011 at 11:47 am
Bet its Justin Wren... listed as 6'2" 251 on wiki.
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intercept440- December 6, 2011 at 9:34 am
edit heavy and light heavy he could be in .. not middleweight
intercept440- December 6, 2011 at 9:32 am
most likely it's an amueter fighter , who mentioned ufc and mma together in the same sentence trying to be cool.
there is no fighter on the ufc roster named justin in the heavy or light heavywieght divisions, closest thing is a middlewieght named dustin.
assuming the guy walks around 250 lbs those would be the divisions he could most likely be in.
the end.
Walrus- December 6, 2011 at 9:18 am
Jason Guida
danomite- December 6, 2011 at 9:06 am
or he could really fight for the UFC. it would be awesome if it were someone we knew.
danomite- December 6, 2011 at 8:54 am
I'm guessing this guy told the police he was a 'Ultimate Fighting Champion' the same way douchebags tell girls they just met at the bar that they're 'MMA Fighters'. I doubt he's even had a pro fight.
pinkyslayer- December 6, 2011 at 8:44 am
in xeno's world, facts fall out of the air when you ask for them!
XENOPHON- December 6, 2011 at 8:35 am
Mike Russell -
I know, I know. I am a bit too blunt, insensitive, persistent, ruff, and unforgiving for most...I take it all back, just for you - you little Canuck! ok?
Since none of writers here can, do you know of anyone that can finish this reporting with some fact? Specifically who is the phantom MMA fighter that busted up this 24 year old rip off artist?
. for what I do, I'm not the one earning a salary and getting paid to post.
XENOPHON- December 6, 2011 at 8:10 am
Yeah, Eilers was also from Idaho...quite a bit of distance away from Chicago
Mike Russell- December 6, 2011 at 8:05 am
Irony: XENOPHON calling anyone else worthless.

What do you contribute to the site, buddy?
NinJay- December 6, 2011 at 6:25 am

Lol'd so hard.
J-Dog- December 6, 2011 at 6:13 am
@Zombye2: Justin Eilers is the right size, and would be the right age... but unfortunately he is dead.
TheWarsawExpress- December 6, 2011 at 5:59 am
I'm gunna go shoot someone and beat his ass and say I am a UFC champ so I can get on CP.
Zombye2- December 6, 2011 at 5:50 am
J-Dog- December 6, 2011 at 5:37 am
Chicago Tribune says "Justin" is 33 years old
J-Dog- December 6, 2011 at 5:35 am
Another report says that "Justin" is 6'2", 250 lbs
Shatski- December 6, 2011 at 1:19 am
Even in Chicago, the Stockton rules apply. This chump lost!