A man in Rio de Janiero tried to mug a woman earlier this month, but things didn't go exactly as planned. Turns out, his would-be victim was UFC straw-weight Polyana Viana.
Viana was outside her apartment waiting for her uber, when a sketchy man approached her.
“When he saw I saw him, he sat next to me, he asked me the time, I said it, and I saw he wasn’t going to leave. So I already moved to put my cell phone 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 realised it was too soft.
“He was really close to me. So 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.’”
Oh yeah, and that "gun" he mentioned? Yeah. It was cardboard.