We post a lot of sports fan robberies here on BC, and the victim almost never retaliates for good reason — they don’t want to die because of some unstable Ohio State fan. But we can change things up today, because Brazilian MMA fighter Monique Bastos absolutely destroyed a man who tried to steal her phone Tuesday.
As you can see above, Bastos puts the man in a chokehold (with her legs) in one of the saddest scenes you’ll ever see. She spoke to MMA Fighting about the ordeal:
“I was going to my jiu-jitsu training when they arrived on a motorcycle and said they wanted our phones,” Bastos told MMAFighting.com. “I tried to hold my phone, and I realized they were not armed. When they tried to escape, I lifted the rear wheel of the bike and they fell on the ground. The guy who took my phone ran away, but I was able to get the other one.”
This is also apparently the second time Bastos has thwarted a phone robbery attempt — she stopped the first attempt despite her attackers sporting knives.
Basically, hooligans in Brazil need to start doing some research and back the eff away from Bastos when they see her.
Sidenote: Are phones the thing to steal in Brazil?