MMA hero Ro Malabanan thought of his mom before stopping NYC assault

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The heroic mixed martial arts fighter who took down an assault suspect in Manhattan thought of his mother before rushing to the rescue of an older victim, he told The Post Friday.

Jiu-jitsu black belt Ro Malabanan, 44, said he pulled the so-called “seatbelt” move — used to drag an opponent to the ground — after seeing Samuel Frazier allegedly sucker punch an older construction worker in the heart of Soho’s shopping district last week.

“The main thing that spurred me into action was the fear that he may actually hurt another person. What popped up in my mind was my parents because they’re older,” said Malabanan, who is also trained in judo and boxing.

MMA fighter Ro Malabanan helped stop an assault in Manhattan by using a jiu-jitsu move.
MMA fighter Ro Malabanan helped stop an assault in Manhattan by using Jiu-jitsu.
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Malabanan used a "seatbelt" move to drag the suspect to the ground.
Malabanan used a “seatbelt” move to drag the suspect to the ground.
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Suspect Samuel Frazier allegedly sucker punched an elderly construction worker in Soho earlier this week.
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