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Instant karma as thief tries to steal cagefighter’s phone

Ouch: UFC
fighter
Polyana
Viana and
the badly
beaten
would-be
thief

A PHONE thief who targeted a lone woman discovered too late that she was a professional cagefighter.

The man, who threatened Brazilian Polyana Viana with a cardboard gun as she waited for a taxi in Rio de Janeiro, was beaten so badly by the Ultimate Fighting Championship contestant that he begged her to call police.

His intended victim, 26, used a move from the ring. ‘I threw two punches and a kick. He fell, then I caught him in a rear-naked choke,’ she said. ‘Then I sat him down and said, “Now we’ll wait for the police”.’

The thief was taken into custody after a trip to hospital.