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.