One time Bellator fighter Ururahy Rodrigues has helped capture an alleged jewel thief turned murderer. Four men broke into the store next to Rodrigues’ gym and started smashing the glass cases full of jewelry.
WSBTV is reporting that Rodrigues was able to subdue 16-year-old Eric Billings with a choke until police arrived. A second man was later arrested and three are still at large.
Billings is thought to have shot the owner of the store and is charged as an adult with murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Rodrigues is 5-5 with a loss to Clay Harvison at Bellator 88 in February 2013.
“I’m not a hero,” said Rodrigues to WSBTV.