Petty Thief Awarded Donkey Of The Day For Getting Choked Out After Pulling Up On UFC Star Polyana Viana

Petty Thief Awarded Donkey Of The Day For Getting Choked Out After Pulling Up On UFC Star Polyana Viana

UFC star Polyana Viana has explained exactly how she beat up a man who tried to rob her using a cardboard gun.

The “Iron Lady” was minding her own business outside her apartment in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday night when the man approached her, said he had a gun, and demanded her cellphone.

Viana, who has a 10-2 MMA record, noticed that the “gun” was bent so she sprung into action.

“[I] thought, ‘That’s not a real gun.’ So, I got up and threw 2 hooks,” Viana told TMZ. “After that [I] just threw a kick to his face and that’s the damage you all saw in the photos. He sat where he was and [I] grabbed him in a rear naked choke. He tried to hip escape a little bit. [I] was afraid he had a knife or anything that could hurt [me.] So, [I] didn’t want to lose that position.”

Shortly thereafter cops arrived on the scene and arrested the well-beaten attempted thief.

UFC president Dana White took to Instagram shortly after the incident writing: “On the left is @polyanaviana, one of our @UFC fighters and on the right is the guy who tried to rob her #badf—ingidea.”

On Wednesday, White went a step further in his praise for Viana by setting up her next fight. The 115-pound strawweight will take on Hannah Cifers (8-3) at UFC 235 on March 3 in Las Vegas, according to ESPN.

[via New York Post]