The Dean of Mail: Former UFC fighter Keith Jardine apprehends postal pirate


Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these fighters from kicking your candy ass.

Stop, thief!

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.

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