Like a scene out of a movie, the superhero comes upon a crashed vehicle, rushes over and kicks and punches out the window and then pulls a victim out to safety. This wasn’t a movie though, and the superhero was MMA fighter Jimmy Quinlan.
On Monday afternoon the former Team Sonnen member saved a man’s life by pulling him out of his demolished car after it flipped on Route 24 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. The former Police officer punched and kicked out the window in order to get the victim out.
Speaking with FOX Sports, Jimmy “Crash” Quinlan (yes that’s his real fighter nickname) elaborated on his heroic deed.
“There were all these little pieces of glass in my hands and my feet where I was kicking the glass out of the windshield. The guy was sideways in his truck hanging over his seatbelt full of blood, so the only way I could access his seatbelt was by smashing out the windshield and going inside the truck. Fluid was leaking out of the truck so I didn’t want to waste time getting him out.”
“I was on my way to training…between rolling in the gi, wrapping my hands for boxing and then drilling it doesn’t look bad at all anymore, just scrapes.”
“Although after drilling with Joe Lauzon for about an hour for his upcoming fight I pulled another small piece of glass out of my foot.. I just wish I had thought to throw an MMA glove on from my car haha.”
Whether it’s in between training sessions like Quinlan was, or hours before a fight like Jon “Bones” Jones, this is just another story showing MMA fighters can be hero’s outside the cage as well. Good for you Jimmy Quinlan, it’s always great to see a positive story about MMA fighters making headlines.Tags: Jimmy Quinlan, mma, mma fighter saves life, MMA NEWS, team sonnen, TUF, ufc, ufc news