UFC Fighter Polyana Viana Beats Up Mugger Who Tried to Rob Her

“He said, ‘Call the police,’ because he was scared I was going to beat him up more.”

Polyana Viana Promo 2
UFC

A would-be mugger got way more than he bargained for when he tried to rob a female UFC fighter in Brazil. 

UFC strawweight Polyana Viana was waiting for an Uber outside of an apartment complex in Rio de Janeiro when a would-be mugger who claimed to have a weapon approached her. 

More Maxim Videos

Viana recounted what happened next in an interview with MMAJunkie:   

“When he saw I saw him, he sat next to me,” Viana 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 cellphone 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.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsUUc_hn2hS

“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 president Dana White posted a photo of Viana and the assailant she obliterated to Instagram, complete with the hashtag, “#badfuckingidea.”

The 27-year-old fighter was also right about the “gun,” which turned out to be cardboard cutout in the shape of pistol. She reportedly kept the guy in a hold until authorities arrived, during which time he tried to negotiate his release.  

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp2sdDXjHpz

“I was fine,” Viana said. “I was fine because he didn’t even react after. Since he took the punches very quickly, I think he was scared. So he didn’t react anymore.” 

“He told me to let him go, like ‘I just asked for the time.’ I said, ‘Asked for the time my ass,’ because he saw I was very angry. I said I wouldn’t let go and that I was going to call the police. He said, ‘Call the police, then,’ because he was scared I was going to beat him up more.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPO_JZtvvgs

Honestly, the guy is lucky to be alive. Watch Viana tap out Maia Stevenson in this video from UFC Fight Night 125 above.

Tags: