UFC middleweight Nick Ring helped rescue two people from an attack on Wednesday night in Calgary, Alberta, according to a report from the Vancouver Sun.

Ring, 33, reportedly exited a Starbucks last night to find a young man and woman being beaten by a group of approximately 10 attackers, who were allegedly attempting to steal the woman's backpack.

"This one girl had another girl by her hair and was kneeing her in the face while her boyfriend was trying to protect the poor girl,” Ring told the Vancouver Sun. “It was right out of a movie; they were holding him back and beating him up as well. It was a really horrible thing to see."

Though he is currently in training for his UFC 149 appearance against Court McGee on July 21, Ring reportedly intervened by approaching the attackers, causing them to flee the scene. Ring and another bystander first checked on the couple and then pursued the assailants while Ring called the police on his cell phone. According to the report, the pair managed to catch one assailant and police apprehended five or six more. Neither victim suffered life-threatening injuries, though both were reportedly bleeding after the attack, and one was taken to a clinic to be treated for “minor trauma.”

"I did not like what I saw, and I wasn't going to stand around and watch that happen," Ring said. "It was completely wrong. I'm not going to let anything like that happen if I've got anything to say about it. Not a chance.

"[My MMA background] puts me in the position that I have the ability to help others when they need it. I was glad to be able to put my skills to use to help these people out," Ring continued. "I think that would be a scary position to be in if you're witnessing that and feeling powerless. With all my training, I think I'm in a unique position to be able to handle myself against these kind of cowards."

Ring won 10 fights to kick off his professional career before joining the cast of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 11, defeating McGee in the competition's round of 16 prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury. Following his time on the show, Ring made his official UFC debut against Riki Fukuda last year, outpointing the former Deep champion at UFC 127. The Calgary resident also emerged victorious in his sophomore Octagon effort, submitting James Head with a rear-naked choke this past June before being handed his first pro defeat by Tim Boetsch at September's UFC 135.

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