Here’s a tip from us: don’t rob people. Especially if they can kick your butt.
Monique Bastos, 0-3 as a pro MMA fighter, was on her way to the gym in the city of Acailandia, Brazil, when two men attempted to mug her. Bastos quickly went to work, placing one of the men in the dreaded “triangle.” The entire incident was caught on video and posted to Reddit Wednesday morning.
She is definitely 1-0 on these amateur thieves:
According to reddit user 1Ender, the man claimed he ‘did nothing wrong’. A rough translation of his speech in the video is:
“Dad, Dad, I’m going to my dad. Call the police, father. Help! Help! Help, Jesus. Please, I did not rob. Why would I do this? Help. Help. Look at my wallet. Help. Help. Sir, help me. Please don’t show my card. This was the first time. She’s choking me. Where’s my mom? Aie, Aie, Aie. Help! Help! Please, I need my wallet. No, I did not rob anything, no.”
Everyone else was basically saying variations of “Yes, you did.”
Well, that’s awkward.
The Brazilian website Maranhao spoke to Bastos after the foiled robbery, and she reportedly held the man in the triangle for 15 minutes.
“I was going to the gym, to train. They arrived by bike, just taking my phone. I thought they were friends, but as soon as I realized they were not, I gave a tug on them and dropped the bike. The accomplice ended up taking my phone,” she says.
Well, she lost her phone but we’re pretty she came out of this victorious!
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