A would-be theif that tried to rob UFC fighter Polyana Viana was left battered and bruised after demanding she hand over her phone - while threatening her with a cardboard gun.
The 52kg Brazilian UFC star was reportedly targeted by the robber outside her apartment in Rio de Janeiro while she was waiting for an Uber driver to arrive.
Viana talking to MMAJunkie. “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. And then he said, ‘Give me the phone. Don’t try to react, because I’m armed.’ Then he put his hand over [a gun], but I realized it was too soft.
“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. I threw two punches and a kick. 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.’”
UFC boss Dana White has now shared the beating his star gave out, posting photos of the fighter alongside the man’s badly beaten face on his social media accounts.