Chris Weidman (pictured): UFC middleweight champion by night, hero by day.
On Thursday, Weidman helped his 92-year-old neighbor after she fell onto a table and had pieces of glass stuck in her head. Weidman rushed to her side and called the paramedics.
Weidman’s wife, Marivi Weidman, reported her husband’s heroics via Instagram.
“Shout out to this man @chrisweidmanufc who just saved our 92 year old neighbors life. She fell onto a glass table and had pieces stuck in her head. She was in her driveway bleeding out in the rain trying to call her daughter on the phone. Chris ran over and brought her inside, cleaned her up and called 911. #myhero”
“She’s completely drenched in blood, it was a nightmare scene. Blood is pouring out of her head,” Chris Weidman later told UFC.com. “I was trying to get her to calm down, talking about her dog and trying to change the subject; she kept saying she just wanted one more year to live, and I’m like ‘you’re going to be fine, you’re not dying today.’ And while this is happening, she’s pounding blood out of her head. I grabbed a bunch of paper towels and I start holding it on her head. I’m getting bloody, but all the while I’m imagining that it was my grandma. I literally went through a whole outdoor garbage pail full of paper towels.”
This isn’t the first time a UFC champion has saved the day. Jon Jones chased after an evildoer who broke the window of a woman’s car to steal a GPS system just hours before capturing the light heavyweight title at UFC 128.
MMA champs, you gotta love ’em.
Weidman returns to his day job when he defends his throne against Vitor Belfort in early 2015.