On Saturday night a potential mugger approached a lone woman outside her Rio apartment block. She was waiting for an Uber, he had eyes on her phone. Everything was lined up to be just another big city crime you read about in the papers.
The twist? He wasn’t expecting his victim to be a UFC fighter that evening. Especially not one that would use his face as a punching bag.
According to UFC strawweight *ss kicker, Polyana Viana, she showed no hesitation in delivering a swift one-two combination, followed by a kick and a rear naked choke. Then, after beating down the perpetrator, she made him sit and wait for the cops. Talk about messing with the wrong woman.
Viana, known as ‘the iron lady’ inside the cage, told website MMA Junkie the mugger threatened her with a fake gun. But first, he had to set up the attack…
“When he saw I saw him, he sat next to me”, the fighter said. “He asked me the time, I said it, and I saw he wasn’t going to leave. So I already moved to put my cell phone in my waist.”
This is when the mugger made his fatal error.
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“…don’t try to react, because I’m armed”
He then told Viana she must hand over her phone to him. “Give me the phone”, he said, “don’t try to react, because I’m armed.” The robber then proceeded to put his hand over a gun, which the UFC fighter realized was ‘too soft’.
When speaking to MMA Junkie, the Iron Lady said, “He was really close to me. So I thought, ‘If it’s a gun, he won’t have time to draw it.’ So I stood up.” Can you guess what happened next, bro?
“I threw two punches and a kick.”, says Viana. “He fell, then I caught him in a rear-naked choke. Then I sat him down in the same place we were before and said, ‘Now we’ll wait for the police.”
After the initial onslaught from the strawweight crimefighter, she then found the gun to be fake. Instead of a heavyweight weapon, she discovered a cardboard cut-out of a small handgun. According to Viana, she said that at the time she thought it might just have been a toy gun, or maybe even a knife.
Fighter left with sore hands
If you’re wondering how the 10-2 pro fighter is feeling after the attack, she’s A-Okay. Apparently, her hands are a little sore and that’s about it. Come on, bro, she fights trained assassins for a living! What did you expect?
As always, the moral of this story is to be nice and don’t mug people. That way you don’t get your ass kicked by a killer UFC fighter.
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