writer Michael Stets subdues crazed passenger on flight home from GLORY 15

Michael Stets (L) used his MMA background to handle his business at 30,000 feet.

Some writers fight inmates in high-security Thai prisons. Others save international flights from crazed Pakistanis. What ... did you just think we were a bunch of keyboard warriors?

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Rashad Evans was on an airplane with a crazed passenger, but it was an staff writer who saved the day.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Our own Michael Stets -- host of's D'arce Side Radio Podcast -- sprung into action on the flight home from Istanbul, Turkey, after covering the GLORY 15 kickboxing event last Saturday night on Spike TV. Midway through the flight, 30-year-old Shahbaz Khan went off his rocker and was allegedly assaulting flight attendants.

That's when Superstets hulked up and slapped on a rear naked choke (via FOX Sports):

"I went over and said, 'Do you want me to subdue him? I'll just go over there and choke him out and this will be over.' I didn't put him out. I just did enough where I got his attention. I just feel like I did my job in helping the situation. I wouldn't call myself a hero. It's not like I disarmed a guy with a submachine guy. I helped get control of a guy and helped quell the situation from getting worse. It was basically a citizen's arrest in the air. So I have that going for me, which is nice."


The Pakistani troublemaker was released on $25,000 bond -- signed by his mother -- after the flight landed at New York's JFK airport. Fortunately, no one was injured in the ordeal and the flight continued on without incident. Stets returned to his seat to finish watching "Die Hard."

Yippee Ki Yay, Motherf----r.

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