Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight and one-time Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 standout, Keith Jardine, is back in the headlines in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for his ability to kick some ass.
But he's trading in his board shorts and four-ounce gloves for a pair of blue slacks and eagle patch.
Jardine apprehended a suspected thief who was -- of all things -- allegedly stealing mail from "The Dean of Mean," who just so happened to be looking out his window last Thursday (Jan. 23, 2014) when 41 year-old Richard Davenport was helping himself.
From KRQE News 13:
"I look out the window and I see a car pulling up. Some guy gets out, goes to my mailbox and grabs all my mail, throws it in his car and speeds off. I find my keys, run out of the house, jump into my Bronco and I chased down the street after him. I drive up right next to him and I point at him and he speeds off. Then I speed past him and I slammed my Bronco right in front of him and I cut him off. I reached back like I was going to hit him and right then he yielded to everything. I pulled him out of the car. Then the cops told me there was a lot of mail in the backseat. I held him down and called police and that was pretty much it."
"Scored a major takedown," said the news man.
Jardine (17-11-2) hasn't seen action since a unanimous decision loss to Roger Gracie at the Strikeforce: "Rockhold vs. Kennedy" mixed martial arts (MMA) event in summer 2012. It was his second straight defeat and one that kept the part-time actor from rejoining the UFC ranks in early 2013.
His skills may have deteriorated, but he's still a better fighter than the average mail thief.