This is probably the toughest old man out there: 88 year old John Nixon from London, UK.
The other day, he saw a woman being robbed on the streets by five men. John ran over to help save her. When he got there, all five of them started to attack him. They had knives and he was pretty much surrounded.
John says despite the weapons the men had on them, they “weren’t expecting a surprise.” Literally, it turned into a scene from Christopher Nolan’s Batman where he’s just beating the you-know-what out of multiple people at the same time.
John knocked out one guy while disabling another of his knife, all the while fending off three other dudes. It’s unbelievable how he was able to take on these many opponents at once. John did end up suffering from a couple of stab wounds but in the end, the guys couldn’t get the upper hand and they took off. The woman, who was initially being accosted, ran off as well.
This might be an extreme situation for any ordinary citizen, but John is not one of those. He was in elite special services during World War II and also fought on the front lines in the Korean War … this guy knows how to fight; it’s in his blood.
Luckily, the woman had someone like John Nixon around at the time she was being robbed. Talk about a bada** though! He runs up out of nowhere, beats up 5 guys with knives and saves a poor woman. That’s the kind of stuff I fantasize about to make myself seem tough. Keep in mind: he’s 88 years old!
Unfortunately, the police weren’t able to arrest any of the burglars.