MMA fighter confronts would-be robbers

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Crime doesn’t pay, especially when one tries to rob someone in front of a MMA fighter.

Back on July 10, Mayura Dissanyake was working his shift at the Fuel Depot in Houston, Texas, when his co-worker was returning to the gas station after a trip to the bank.

Upon walking up to front door of the store, the co-worker was jumped by a group of would-be robbers. That’s when Dissanyake, a mixed martial arts champion from Sri Lanka came to the rescue.

“The first guy I saw, I just kicked him in the face,” Dissanyake told local news affiliate KPRC. “Then I punched the other guy.”

The thieves began retreating to the nearby getaway car, but that didn’t stop the fist-wielding, leg-kicking store clerk from attacking one of the suspects, identified as 33-year-old Odell Mathis, who was left behind.

“I just kicked him until he lays down on the floor,” explained Dissanyake. “Until he stopped moving cause I wasn’t sure if he had a knife or a gun so I wanted him to stop moving.”

After the threat had been neutralized, police arrested Mathis and charged him robbery and bodily injury. The other crooks are still on the loose.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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