Even a Texas gas station clerk that moonlights as an MMA fighter like Dean Lister was able to conserve co-worker in an attempted prosecution earlier this season, getting praise from UFC president Dana White for the procedure.
Mayura Dissanayake, a semi-pro competition, was running on the counter in a Gas Depot on July 10 when he detected a set of guys strike a co-worker who’d just returned from your lender, Houston news channel KPRC accounts. Surveillance captured footage of Dissanayake because he jumped into some co-worker’s defense, with his abilities as a British artist to protect against the robbery.
“The first man I watched, I simply kicked him in the face,” Dissanayake told KPRC. “Subsequently I hit another man.”
Dissanayake’s assault on one of these robbers was so furious his accomplices fled the scene instead of wait for him to escape. “I simply kicked him till he lays back on the ground,” he further added. “Until he ceased moving cause I was not certain when he had a knife or a gun, and so I needed him to stop going.”
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Local authorities detained 33-year-old Odell Mathis in relation to the attack. They declined to discharge his mug shot concerns he might have been involved with several other crimes.
“The coverage [at Gas Depot] is… if a person steals something, I am advised not to pursue after them” Dissanayake advised TMZ Sports. “But in this example, it was not something, it had been my buddy who had been in trouble. I needed to help.”
A former MMA national winner in Sri Lanka, Dissanayake nevertheless trains five times every week in the hope of landing a contract. “I wish to make it into the UFC. That’s my fantasy… the entire reason why I moved to the States,” he further added.
Dissanayake’s exploits in the petrol station captured White’s interest. “I really like it,” White, UFC’s president told TMZ Sports. “Mixed Martial Arts is your newest martial art people are carrying all around the world. Although I do not advocate crime-fighting… however dirtbags must beware.”