Female MMA Fighter Puts Man Into Incredibly Painful Choke Hold After He Tries to Steal Her Cell Phone

Don't try to steal things from MMA fighters.

In the past, we've seen some MMA fighters fight crime. Just last year, a male MMA fighter beat up not one, not two, but three guys at once after they attempted to rob the gas station that he was working at. And now, we have another video of a female MMA fighter thwarting a would-be robber.

Earlier this week, Brazilian fighter Monique Bastos was on her way to the gym to work out when two men approached her and stole her cell phone. One of the men took it and made off with it. But Bastos was able to catch the other man, knock him down, and put him into a "triangle choke," which basically involves wrapping your legs around a person's head and choking them out.

It must have hurt, too, because as you can see in the clip above, the guy was crying and begging for Bastos to let him go. According to Uproxx, he was even calling for his dad, his mom, and Jesus while he was stuck in the "triangle":

“Dad, Dad, I’m going to my dad. Call the police, father. Help! Help! Help, Jesus. Please, I did not rob. Why would I do this? Help. Help. Look at my wallet. Help. Help. Sir, help me. Please don’t show my card. This was the first time. She’s choking me. Where’s my mom? Aie, Aie, Aie. Help! Help! Please, I need my wallet. No, I did not rob anything, no.”

Yikes. Well then. Maybe this will teach him not to steal cell phones?

Amazingly, Bastos later revealed that this is the second time that she has had to do something like this after someone tried to take her cell phone off her. When will these guys learn?

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[via TMZ Sports]

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