Shocking footage emerges of UFC fighter Jared Gordon taking down Crips Gang members in violent street fight
A disturbing CCTV footage of the fight was shared by Gordon himself, and he reveals it had managed to leave his hands disfigured and requiring 21 stitches.
Being a UFC fighter means being in a lifelong relationship with bruises and bumps here and there. And while all that professional fighting should stay in the rink, sometimes it tends to get a little out of hand - or the rink, if you will. But being a professional fighter and getting dragged into a brawl without any personal involvement of your own self is a new scary level of being a fighter. And recently MMA fighter, Jared Gordon, landed himself in the middle of a similar situation.
A disturbing CCTV footage of street fight was shared by Gordon, who was himself involved in it. As per his own recount of the altercation that had happened a few months ago, it had managed to leave his hands disfigured and requiring 21 stitches. The incident had taken place back in Gordon's hometown of Queens, New York, and this is the first time the footage from December is being shared.
The video shows the 29-year-old fighter standing on the street with his friend, Jeffrey Gallardo. As MMA fighting reports, Galardo had come across a guy he used to give jiu-jitsu lessons to, and the three men were peacefully standing on the pavement, talking.
Gordon recalled: "As we’re walking back, my friend sees this kid that he used to teach jiu-jitsu to. […] So we start walking back towards the barbershop, and they’re talking, I’m just drinking my coffee, minding my business. I’d never met the kid in my life. And those [other] two kids came out of nowhere, I guess they must’ve had some problems with him, and they attacked him. But I was just standing there watching."
The said kids are believed to be G Stone Crips by Gordon, and when they pass by, soon a violent fight breaks out right after one of them swings at Gordon's friend, reports Daily Mail. The fight that broke out of practically nowhere, doesn't take long to escalate massively - including a nearby shop window getting broken and its workers coming out to intervene in the fight.
Gordon added: "When my friend jumped in, and the kid kinda pushed my friend and was posturing like he was going to hit him, that’s when I decided to take matters into my own hands. Of course, we hit into the f*cking storefront window, and it comes crashing down on me and cuts my hand wide open, my fingers. Luck of the draw for me, as always. I got 21 stitches."
A closer look at the video also reveals that the younger guy never gets involved and somehow ends up benefiting from it. Gordon recounts: "He stepped back, and then my friend throws the kid on the floor, and the kid’s phone who my friend was fighting falls out of his pocket, and the kid that we were sticking up for actually picks up the kid’s phone and runs away with it!"
As of now, Gordon's hand is a little scarred, but luckily, he has healed fully.