Here's why you never rob someone who is a MMA fighter (or at least not an MMA expert). Just read the headline of this piece: "Robber tussles with martial-arts expert, gets beaten and shot". The robber's mug shot is the one included in this article.
According to the Chicago Daily Tribune, 24-year old Anthony Miranda now faces charges of firing a weapon during a robbery in Chicago. The incident left him shot in the ankle and badly beaten. The man he tried to rob? An unnamed 33-year old UFC fighter:
The victim was sitting in his car near Kenneth Avenue and 55th Street about 11:30 p.m. Friday when a man came up to the car and asked him for a light, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
The man in the car replied that he didn't have a light, and the other man pulled out a handgun and demanded the driver's valuables, Mirabelli said. The driver handed over his cash, wallet and valuables, and the gunman then ordered him out of the car.
At some point, the older man was able to grab hold of the handgun, and during a struggle, the robber discharged a round, striking himself in the ankle, Mirabelli said.
The victim was able to hold the robber until police arrived. When he turned the robber over to police, the victim told them that he participates in Ultimate Fighting Championships, a mixed-martial arts competition, Mirabelli said.
I've tried to figure out who it is, but it's not so easy. It's not even clear it's a Chicago resident. Andrei Arlovski doesn't fight in the UFC (although that wouldn't stop him from identifying himself as such) and is 32. UFC lightweight Clay Guida is 29.
So, intrepid readers, who is this unnamed man?