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Jon Jones, Alex Rodriguez and the first pitch

UFC fighter Jon Jones throws out the first

UFC fighter Jon Jones throws out the first pitch before the Yankees play against the Toronto Blue Jays. (Sept. 18, 2013) Credit: Getty

Jon Jones is better suited keeping his strikes inside the cage. His first pitch at the Blue Jays-Yankees game on Tuesday was a smidge or two out of the strike zone.

But at least he reached the plate, and did so from the mound, two things many celebrity first-pitch throwers rarely do.

Jones, who is in Toronto to defend his light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, also met with Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano and Jose Bautista. Watch the video embedded below.

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